Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
LAUNCESTON a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Launceston (or North-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 Launceston 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 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 4
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lands End to Winchester 4
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 3: From Exeter to Land's End 2
John Wesley 1743: Wesley Refused Sacraments at Epworth; Cornwall and the Scilly Isles 2
William Cobbett Jan. 2nd, 1822: Sussex Journal 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 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
St Thomas the Apostle 0 2
St Thomas Street 0 2
Newport 0 2
Lawhitton 0 2
St Stephens By Launceston 0 2
South Petherwin 0 3
Werrington 0 2
Lezant 0 2
Lifton 1 3
Bradstone 0 2
Dunterton 0 2
Lewannick 0 2
St Giles on the Heath 0 2
Kelly 0 2
Trewen 0 2
Egloskerry 0 2
Northcott 0 2
Stowford 0 2
Boyton 0 2
North Petherwin 0 2