Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
HARWICH a sea port town, a parish, and a subdistrict Imperial
Harwich (or North-Eastern) Division parliamentary division Bartholomew

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 Harwich 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 2: Harwich and Suffolk 13
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 5
William Camden Essex and Suffolk 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 2
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 2
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 2
Daniel Defoe Appendix to letter 1 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: London to Bury St Edmunds 1
Arthur Young 1784 Tour of Suffolk 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
Dovercourt 0 2
Ramsey 0 2
Little Oakley 0 3
Landguard 0 2
Erwarton 1 2
Shotley 0 2
Trimley 0 2
Harkstead 0 2
Walton 0 2
Horsey Island 0 2
Great Oakley 0 3
Moze 0 1
Stratton Hall 0 2
Chelmondiston 0 2
Felixstowe 0 2
Wrabness 0 2
Walton on the Naze 1 2
The Naze 0 2
Colneis 0 2
Kirby le Soken 0 3