Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
WISBEACH a town, a parish, a district, and a hundred Imperial
WISBEACH-ST. MARY a parish, with Guyhirn chapelry and Murrow hamlet Imperial
Wisbech hundred Bartholomew
Wisbech (or Northern) Division parliamentary division Bartholomew
Wisbech St Mary parish and village with railway station Bartholomew
Wisbech St Peter 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 Wisbech 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 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 2
William Camden Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
William Camden Huntingdon and Northampton 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cambridge to Lichfield 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
Friday Bridge 0 2
Leverington 0 2
Elm 0 2
Gorefield 0 1
Coldham 0 1
Walsoken 0 2
Guyhirn 0 3
Newton 0 3
Emneth 0 2
Murrow 0 2
West Walton 0 3
Parson Drove 0 2
Upwell 0 2
Tydd St Giles 0 2
Outwell 0 2
Sutton St Edmund 0 2
Walpole St Peter 0 2
Tydd St Mary 0 3
Gedney Hill 0 1
Terrington St John 0 2