Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
ROMFORD a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Romford (or Southern) Division 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 Romford 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 Appendix to the second volume 2
William Camden Essex and Suffolk 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 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
Gidea Park 0 2
Squirrels Heath 0 1
Collier Row 0 2
Hornchurch 2 2
Chadwell Heath 0 2
Harold Wood 0 2
Havering 1 2
Becontree 0 2
Dagenham 2 2
Upminster 0 2
Aldborough Hatch 0 2
Hainault 0 2
Noak Hill 0 2
Cranham 0 2
Chigwell Row 0 2
Rainham 0 2
Stapleford Abbotts 0 2
Barkingside 0 2
Chafford 0 2
Brook Street 0 2