Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
MINSTER-CLOSE-PRECINCTS an extra-parochial place Imperial
Nassaburgh hundred Bartholomew
NASSABURGH a liberty Imperial
PETERBOROUGH a city, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
PETERBOROUGH, or Nassaburgh a hundred 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 Peterborough 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 7, Part 2: East Midlands 13
William Camden Huntingdon and Northampton 12
John Byng A Tour in the Midlands, 1789: Biggleswade to Newark 7
George Borrow Introduction; Norfolk to Chester 4
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cambridge to Lichfield 3
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Birmingham to Suffolk 3
William Camden The Division of Britaine 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 2
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 1
William Cobbett Sept. 12th to 27th, 1826: Malmsbury to Worcestershire 1
Daniel Defoe Preface to Second Volume 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: London to Yorkshire 1
George Head The Peak District 1
Thomas Pennant June 26-July 3: Cheshire to the East Riding 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
Eastfield 0 2
Botolphbridge 0 1
Longthorpe 1 2
Fletton 0 2
Newark 0 1
Dogsthorpe 0 2
Woodston 0 2
Stanground 0 3
Walton 0 2
Orton Longueville 2 4
Paston 0 2
Gunthorpe 0 2
Milton Park 0 2
Orton Waterville 2 3
Werrington 0 2
Marholm 0 2
Alwalton 0 2
Eye 0 2
Castor 10 2
Farcet 0 2