Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Ely hundred Bartholomew
ELY a city and several territorial tracts Imperial
Ely, Isle of (or Cambridgeshire Fens) liberty Bartholomew

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Ely.

Place Type of entry Source
Chettisham ecclesiastical district with railway station Bartholomew
CHETTISHAM, or Chittisham a chapelry Imperial
STUNTNEY a chapelry Imperial
WITCHAM-GRAVEL a hamlet 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 Ely 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 Camden Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 14
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 4
Arthur Young 1776 Tour from Essex to Shropshire 4
William Camden Essex and Suffolk 3
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cambridge to Lichfield 3
Celia Fiennes Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Chichester 2
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Cambridgeshire to Birmingham 2
George Borrow Introduction; Norfolk to Chester 1
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
William Camden Huntingdon and Northampton 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 1
Thomas Pennant Combe Abbey to Stow Nine Churches 1
Thomas Pennant Luton to Hatfield 1
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Birmingham to 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
Chettisham 0 2
Prickwillow 0 1
Stuntney 0 2
Soham 3 2
Thetford 0 2
Witchford 0 3
Littleport 1 2
Downham 4 2
Grunty Fen 0 2
Isleham 1 2
Redmere 0 2
Wentworth 0 3
Stretham 3 2
Wicken 1 2
Spinney 0 2
Coveney 0 2
Little Ouse 0 2
Feltwell Anchor 0 1
Witcham 0 3
Bedford Level 0 2