Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
STAMFORD a town, five parishes, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
STAMFORD AND ESSENDINE RAILWAY two short lines of railway Imperial
STAMFORD-BARON a parish Imperial
Stamford Baron St Martin parish Bartholomew
Stamford (or South Kesteven) 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 Stamford 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 12
William Camden Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincoln 7
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: London to Yorkshire 5
John Byng A Tour in the Midlands, 1789: Biggleswade to Newark 4
William Camden Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire 3
William Camden Huntingdon and Northampton 3
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 2
John Wesley 1746-8: Severe Weather; Ireland; Wesley's Protest against Lawlessness 2
John Byng A Tour in the Midlands, 1789: London to Biggleswade 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 3: Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cambridge to Lichfield 1
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 1
Thomas Pennant Luton to Hatfield 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
Little Casterton 0 2
Newstead 0 1
Tinwell 0 2
Wothorpe 0 3
Burghley House 0 2
Ryhall 2 2
the East 0 2
Great Casterton 5 4
Easton on the Hill 0 2
Pilsgate 0 2
Tickencote 0 2
Ketton 0 2
Essendine 2 2
Barnack 4 2
Collyweston 1 2
Wittering 1 3
Uffington 0 2
Pickworth 0 2
Carlby 0 2
Empingham 0 2