Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
WESTBURY a town, a parish, a hundred, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Westbury (or Western) Division parliamentary division Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
BRATTON a chapelry Imperial
Dilton hamlet Bartholomew
DILTON-MARSH a chapelry Imperial
Fairwood hamlet Bartholomew
Hawkeridge village Bartholomew
HEYWOOD a chapelry Imperial
Leigh hamlet Bartholomew
LEIGH 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 Westbury 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 Aug. 31st Aug to Sept. 4th, 1826: Salisbury to Highworth 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 2

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
Westbury Leigh 0 3
Dilton 0 2
Heywood 0 2
Upton Scudamore 0 2
Bratton 3 2
Dilton Marsh 0 2
North Bradley 0 4
Warminster 26 3
West Ashton 0 3
Whorwellsdown 0 2
Standerwick 0 2
Edington 4 2
Chapmanslade 0 2
Bishopstrow 1 2
Southwick 1 2
Boreham 0 2
Beckington 0 2
Steeple Ashton 0 2
Norton Bavant 1 2
Corsley 0 2