Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Hastings rape Bartholomew
HASTINGS a town, a district, and a rape 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 Hastings 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 Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 13
William Camden Saxons, Danes and Normans 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 3
William Camden Kent 2
William Camden Yorkshire: East and North Ridings 1
William Cobbett Jan. 2nd, 1822: Sussex Journal 1
William Cobbett Aug. 30th to Sept. 1st, 1823: Sussex and Kent 1
William Gilpin Bristol to London 1
Thomas Pennant Gorhambury and Verulamium 1
Thomas Pennant July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed 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
Silverhill 0 2
St Leonards 0 2
Ore 0 2
Hollington 0 2
Baldstrow 0 2
Crowhurst 1 2
Westfield 0 2
Guestling 0 3
Fairlight 1 2
Sidley 0 2
Battle 16 4
Brede 0 3
Bexhill 1 3
Catsfield 0 2
Sedlescombe 0 2
Pett 0 2
Gostrow 0 2
Rother 0 3
Whatlington 0 2
Udimore 0 2