Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Great Yarmouth municipal borough and parish Bartholomew
YARMOUTH, or Great Yarmouth 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 Great Yarmouth 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 22
William Camden Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 6
William Cobbett Dec. 10th to 24th, 1821: Norfolk and Suffolk Journal 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 3
Henry Broadhurst In Journeyings Often 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 2: Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 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 Appendix to the second volume 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: London to Bury St Edmunds 1
George Head Hull 1
George Head North Riding 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 1
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 1
Arthur Young 1784 Tour of Suffolk 1
Arthur Young 21st to 30th September 1776: Cork and Kerry 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
Southtown 0 5
Gorleston 2 2
Bradwell 0 2
Burgh Castle 3 2
Belton 0 2
Hopton on Sea 0 1
Runham 0 2
Caister Next Yarmouth 3 3
Mautby 0 2
Lound 0 2
Ashby 0 2
Fritton 0 2
Corton 0 2
Reedham 0 2
Halvergate 0 2
Wickhampton 0 2
Herringby 0 2
Filby 0 2
Ormesby St Margaret 1 3
Thrigby 0 2