Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Sherborne hundred Bartholomew
SHERBORNE a town, a parish, a district, a hundred, and a division Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
OVERCOOMBE a tything Imperial
PINFOLD a tything 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 Sherborne 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.
Robert Gammage Eight months in Sherborne 6
William Camden Dorset and Somerset 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 2
William Camden Wiltshire and Hampshire 1
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 1
William Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 1746: Bristol and Cornwall 1
Robert Gammage Working and Campaigning in Chelmsford in 1841-2 1
Robert Gammage Travelling in the north in 1842 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
Castleton 0 2
North Wootton 0 2
Oborne 0 2
Nether Compton 0 3
Thornford 0 2
Goathill 0 2
Poyntington 0 3
Longburton 0 3
Sandford Orcas 0 2
Leweston 0 2
Haydon 0 2
Trent 0 2
Over Compton 0 2
Milborne Port 0 2
Folke 0 2
Lillington 0 2
Caundle Marsh 0 2
Bradford Abbas 0 2
Rimpton 0 2
Beer Hackett 0 2