Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BASINGSTOKE a town, a parish, a subdistrict, a district, a hundred, and a division Imperial
Basingstoke (or Northern) Division Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Vine, The seat Bartholomew
VINE (The) a seat 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 Basingstoke 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 3, Part 1: London to Winchester 4
Celia Fiennes Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Chichester 3
William Camden Wiltshire and Hampshire 2
William Cobbett Oct. 31st, 1825: Winchester to Burghclere 2
Celia Fiennes Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 2
William Cobbett Sept. 25th to 29th, 1822: Kensington to Uphusband 1
Celia Fiennes Moving to London 1
John Wesley 1739: Field-Preaching; "All the World my Parish"; Whitefield; Wales 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
Eastrop 0 2
Worting 0 2
Kempshott 0 2
Cliddesden 0 2
Chineham 0 2
Monk Sherborne 0 4
Farleigh Wallop 0 2
Wootton 0 3
Chuteley 0 2
Sherborne St John 0 2
Basing 6 3
Oakley 0 4
Winslade 0 2
Tunworth 0 2
Mapledurwell 0 2
Ellisfield 0 3
Andwell 0 2
Dummer 1 2
Deane 0 2
Ramsdell 0 2