Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
SOUTHAMPTON a town, a district, and a division Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Northam ecclesiastical district and railway station 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 Southampton 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 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 11
William Camden Wiltshire and Hampshire 8
William Cobbett Oct. 18th to 26th, 1826: Weston to Kensington 6
William Cobbett Aug. 5th to 10th, 1823: Hampshire and Surrey 5
William Cobbett Oct. 18th, 1826: Lyndhurst to Godalming 5
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 3
William Cobbett Nov. 7th to 11th, 1825: Burghclere to Petersfield 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 1: London to Winchester 2
Celia Fiennes Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 2
Robert Gammage On tramp in 1840, from London to the south coast 2
Henry Broadhurst In Journeyings Often 1
William Cobbett Jan. 2nd, 1822: Sussex Journal 1
William Cobbett Oct. 7th Oct to Nov. 30th, 1822: Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 2: Oxford, Bristol and Gloucester 1
Robert Gammage Hampshire, Lancashire, and final reflections 1
George Head Arriving on Guernsey 1
George Head Property and education on Guernsey 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
Bevois 0 2
Northam 0 2
St Denys 0 2
New Town 0 2
Highfield 0 2
Portswood 0 2
Freemantle 0 2
Shirley 0 2
Bitterne 1 2
South Stoneham 2 2
Mainsbridge 0 2
Woolston 0 2
Itchen 1 3
Sholing 0 2
Millbrook 0 2
Weston 0 3
North Stoneham 0 3
Marchwood 1 2
Redbridge 0 2
Dibden 2 2