Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Swanage (or Swanwich) market town and parish with railway station Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Herston hamlet with school Bartholomew
HERSTON a hamlet Imperial
ULWELL 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 Swanage 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.
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 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
Langton Matravers 0 2
Rowberrow 0 2
Quar 0 2
Haycroft 0 2
Eastington 0 2
Downshay 0 2
Worth Matravers 0 2
Studland 0 2
Weston 0 2
Corfe Castle 5 2
Renscombe 0 2
Kingston 0 2
Encombe 0 2
Brownsea 0 2
Puddlemill 0 2
Church Knowle 0 3
Arne 0 2
Kimmeridge 0 2
Hasilor 0 2
Steeple 0 2