Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BIDEFORD a town, a parish, a subdistrict, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Higher Winsford village 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 Bideford 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 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 18
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 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
Landcross 0 2
Littleham 0 1
Westleigh 0 3
Weare Giffard 0 2
Northam 1 2
Westward Ho! 0 1
Abbotsham 0 2
Monkleigh 0 2
Appledore 0 2
Horwood 1 2
Instow 0 2
Alwington 0 2
Alverdiscott 0 2
Huntshaw 0 2
Great Torrington 3 2
Newton Tracey 0 2
Frithelstock 0 2
Fremington 0 3
Buckland Brewer 0 2
Parkham 0 2