Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
HUNTINGDON a town, four parishes, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Huntingdon (or Southern) Division, The parlimentary division Bartholomew

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Huntingdon.

Place Type of entry Source
TOWTHORPE a township 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 Huntingdon 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 10
William Camden Huntingdon and Northampton 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 3
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 3
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: London to Yorkshire 3
John Byng A Tour of Bedfordshire in 1794: June 2
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cambridge to Lichfield 2
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Cambridgeshire to Birmingham 2
William Camden Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 1
Robert Gammage Becoming a Chartist speaker, and first leaving Northampton in 1840 1
Robert Gammage Working and Campaigning in Chelmsford in 1841-2 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 1
Thomas Pennant Towcester to Redborn 1
Thomas Pennant Northampton to Gothurst 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
Sapley 0 2
Hinchinbrook 0 2
Hartford 0 2
Great Stukeley 0 2
Godmanchester 11 2
Kings Ripton 0 3
Wyton 0 3
Little Stukeley 0 2
Brampton 0 2
Hemingford Abbots 0 2
Houghton 0 2
Offord Cluny 0 2
Abbots Ripton 0 3
Alconbury 3 2
Broughton 0 2
Hemingford Grey 0 2
Buckden 11 2
Little Raveley 0 2
Offord Darcy 1 2
Alconbury Weston 0 2