Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BARNSTAPLE a town, a bay, a parish, a subdistrict, 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 Barnstaple 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 12
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 2
Charles Wesley May 2 - Aug. 31, 1744: Cornwall 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lands End to Winchester 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
Pilton 0 2
Newport 0 2
Bradiford 0 2
Ashford 0 2
Landkey 0 2
Goodleigh 0 2
Shirwell 0 4
Tawstock 1 2
Fremington 0 3
Bishops Tawton 1 2
Hanaford 0 2
Marwood 0 2
Heanton Punchardon 0 2
Harracott 0 2
Swimbridge 0 2
Newton Tracey 0 2
Loxhore 0 2
Horwood 1 2
Instow 0 2
Stoke Rivers 0 2