Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
NEWMARKET a town, two parishes, a sub-district, and a district, all registrationally Imperial
Newmarket (or Eastern) Division, The parlimentary 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 Newmarket 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 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley 4
William Camden Essex and Suffolk 3
William Camden Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 3
John Byng A Tour in the Midlands, 1789: Biggleswade to Newark 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 1: London to Winchester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 1: Cheshire and North-West Midlands 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cambridge to Lichfield 1
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Cambridgeshire to Birmingham 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
Exning 3 2
Landwade 0 2
Snailwell 2 2
Burwell 2 2
Fordham 1 2
Chippenham 0 2
Wood Ditton 2 2
Cheveley 0 3
Staploe 0 1
Stetchworth 0 2
Reach 0 2
Moulton 1 2
Swaffham Prior 0 2
Swaffham Bulbeck 0 2
Kennett 0 2
Dullingham 0 2
Staine 0 2
Ashley 0 2
Kentford 0 2
Freckenham 1 2