Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
HACKNEY a metropolitan suburb, a parish, a district, and a parliamentary borough Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
BROOK-HOUSE, or Kingshold an old seat Imperial
Clapton railway station and district Bartholomew
CLAPTON two chapelries Imperial
Dalston district with railway station Bartholomew
DALSTON a chapelry Imperial
HACKNEY WICK a hamlet Imperial
Homerton district and railway station Bartholomew
HOMERTON a metropolitan suburb and a chapelry Imperial
Kingsland district Bartholomew
KINGSLAND a quondam hamlet, now a metropolitan suburb Imperial
South Hackney district Bartholomew
Stamford Hill ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
STAMFORD-HILL a chapelry Imperial
West Hackney ecclesiastical district 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 Hackney 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.
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 1: Middlesex, Hertford and Buckinghamshire 6
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 1
Celia Fiennes 1697: Through Kent to Canterbury and Dover 1
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 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
South Hackney 0 1
Homerton 0 2
Dalston 0 2
Shacklewell 0 2
Haggerston 0 2
Clapton 0 2
Victoria Park 0 3
Kingsland 0 2
De Beauvoir Town 0 2
Bethnal Green 6 2
Balls Pond 0 2
Newington Green 0 1
Hackney Wick 0 1
Shoreditch 8 2
Lea Bridge 0 2
Old Ford 0 2
Stoke Newington 6 2
Hoxton 0 2
Abney Park 0 2
Canonbury 0 2