Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Freebridge Lynn hundred Bartholomew
FREEBRIDGE-LYNN a district and a hundred Imperial
LYNN, KINGS-LYNN, or LYNN-REGIS a town, a parish, three sub-districts, 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 Kings Lynn 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 12
William Camden Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 6
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 4
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 2
Arthur Young 1776 Tour from Essex to Shropshire 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to letter 1 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: London to Yorkshire 1
George Head Hull 1
Thomas Pennant Northampton to Gothurst 1
Arthur Young 1st to 10th September 1776: Galway, Clare, Limerick and Cork 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
Hardwick 0 2
South Lynn 0 3
West Lynn 0 2
North Runcton 0 3
Gaywood 0 3
North Lynn 0 1
Mintlyn 0 2
Clenchwarton 0 2
West Winch 0 3
Bawsey 0 2
South Wootton 0 3
Middleton 0 2
Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin 0 2
Setchey 0 2
Tilney Cum Islington 0 2
Tilney All Saints 1 2
Wiggenhall St German 0 3
Wiggenhall St Peter 0 2
Castle Rising 2 1
Leziate 0 2