Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Cheltenham hundred Bartholomew
CHELTENHAM a town, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Arle tithing Bartholomew
NAUNTON a hamlet Imperial
Pittville ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
SANDFORD a hamlet Imperial
WESTALL 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 Cheltenham 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 Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 7
William Cobbett Nov. 9th to 21st, 1821: Gloucester to Berghclere 5
Henry Vincent Feb. 28 to Mar. 9: Bristol, Cirencester and Stroud 4
Robert Gammage Standing for Parliament in Cheltenham, 1852 3
William Adams On Tramp 2
William Gilpin London to Ross 2
William Adams Brantwood 1
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, 1756: Midlands, Yorkshire and Manchester 1
Robert Gammage Touring the Welsh border in 1852 and 1853 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 1
Henry Vincent Mar. 10 to 16: Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Hereford 1
Henry Vincent Mar. 24 to Apr. 1: Newport and Stroud 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
Pittville 0 1
Up Hatherley 0 2
Leckhampton 1 2
Swindon 0 2
Hambrook 0 2
Uckington 0 2
Shurdington 0 2
Prestbury 0 2
Charlton Kings 0 2
Staverton 0 2
Boddington 0 2
Badgeworth 0 2
Southam 0 2
Elmstone Hardwicke 0 2
Bishops Cleeve 0 5
Churchdown 1 2
Woodmancote 0 2
Coberley 1 3
Stoke Orchard 0 2
Dowdeswell 3 2