Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Brighthelmstone ancient name Bartholomew
BRIGHTON a town, a parish, and a district 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 Brighton 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.
William Cobbett Jan. 8th to 11th, 1822: Sussex Journal 8
Robert Gammage On tramp in 1840, from London to the south coast 5
William Cobbett Aug. 30th to Sept. 1st, 1823: Sussex and Kent 4
Robert Gammage Liverpool and London in 1842 4
Henry Broadhurst In Journeyings Often 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 3
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 2
William Cobbett July 30th to Aug. 2nd, 1823: Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire 2
William Cobbett Oct. 18th to 26th, 1826: Weston to Kensington 2
Robert Gammage Hampshire, Lancashire, and final reflections 2
George Head Durham Coast 2
William Cobbett Nov. 9th to 21st, 1821: Gloucester to Berghclere 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
George Head Visiting Mull 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
Whalebone 0 2
Preston 0 4
Kemp Town 0 1
Prestonville 0 1
Ovingdean 0 2
Younsmere 0 2
Falmer 0 2
Patcham 0 2
Dean 0 2
Stanmer 0 2
Rottingdean 0 2
Hove 0 2
West Blatchington 0 2
Aldrington 1 2
Hangleton 0 2
Swanborough 0 2
Iford 0 3
Pyecombe 0 3
Telscombe 0 2
Portslade By Sea 1 2