Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Castleford town and parish with railway station Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Glass Houghton township Bartholomew
Houghton, Glass township and village Bartholomew
HOUGHTON-GLASS a township 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 Castleford 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 Yorkshire: West Riding 7
George Head Selby and Goole 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 2
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 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
Glass Houghton 0 3
Whitwood Mere 0 1
Whitwood 0 2
Ferrybridge 4 5
Allerton Bywater 0 2
Ledston 0 2
Ackton 0 3
Water Frystone 0 2
Monkhill 0 2
Pontefract 14 5
Ledsham 0 2
Fairburn 0 3
Featherstone 0 2
Methley 3 2
Tanshelf 0 2
Kippax 0 2
Great Preston 0 2
Brotherton 4 2
Carleton 0 2
Purston Jaglin 0 3