Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
ROYSTON a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, all registrationally Imperial
ROYSTON and HITCHIN railway Imperial

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 Royston 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 Jan. 21st to 22nd, 1822: Huntingdon Journal 6
William Camden Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 4
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 3
Arthur Young 1776 Tour from Essex to Shropshire 2
William Camden Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1697: Through Kent to Canterbury and Dover 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
Kneesworth 1 2
Melbourn 2 2
Therfield 1 2
Reed 0 2
Bassingbourn 0 2
Barley 1 2
Newsells 0 2
Litlington 0 2
Barkway 1 2
Armingford 0 2
Little Chishill 0 2
Kelshall 0 2
Meldreth 0 2
Great Chishill 0 3
Steeple Morden 0 2
Whaddon 0 2
Abington Pigotts 0 2
Heydon 0 2
Fowlmere 2 2
Buckland 0 4