Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Folkestone. You may be able to find further references to Folkestone in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Folkestone hundred Bartholomew
FOLKESTONE a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred Imperial
Folkstone municiple borough, sea town and parish Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Folkestone within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Cobbett Sept. 3rd to 6th, 1823: From Dover to the Wen 12
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 4
William Cobbett Aug. 30th to Sept. 1st, 1823: Sussex and Kent 3
William Camden Kent 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Sandgate 6 2
Cheriton 0 2
Hawkinge 0 2
Paddlesworth 0 2
Capel le Ferne 0 2
Newington 0 1
Etchinghill 0 3
Acrise 0 2
Alkham 0 2
Swingfield 0 2
Hougham 0 3
Saltwood 2 2
Hythe 13 3
Poulton 0 2
Postling 0 2
Lyminge 1 2
Elham 2 2
Hayne 0 2
Lydden 0 3
Loningborough 0 2