Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
LEWISHAM a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Brockley ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Catford Bridge station Bartholomew
Forest Hill ecclesiastical district and railway station Bartholomew
FOREST-HILL a chapelry Imperial
HITHER-GREEN a hamlet Imperial
Honor Oak ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Perry Hill ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
PERRY-SLOUGH, or Perrystow a hamlet Imperial
Rushey Green hamlet Bartholomew
RUSHEY-GREEN a hamlet Imperial
Sydenham district and railway station Bartholomew
SYDENHAM a small town, a sub-district, and seven chapelries Imperial
Upper Sydenham railway station 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 Lewisham 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.
Charles Wesley Nov. 29 - Dec. 6,1753: London and Bristol 2
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 2
Charles Wesley May 1 - Aug. 31, 1739: Gloucestershire and Bristol 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Apr. 30, 1744: London to Newcastle 1
Charles Wesley May 1 - Aug. 31, 1748: London, Wales and Ireland 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 1751: London to Bristol and the north 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 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
Ladywell 0 2
Rushey Green 0 2
Catford 0 2
Blackheath 0 2
Lee 0 2
Brockley 0 2
Honor Oak 0 3
Deptford 38 4
Greenwich 33 3
Perry Hill 0 1
Nunhead 0 2
Kidbrooke 0 2
Hatcham 0 2
New Cross 0 2
Southend 0 1
Forest Hill 0 2
Lower Sydenham 0 2
Westcombe Park 0 2
Grove Park 0 1
Millwall 0 1