Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
CHARLES THE MARTYR a subdistrict Imperial
PLYMOUTH a great seaport Imperial
PLYMOUTH and DARTMOOR railway Imperial
SUTTON-ON-PLYM a chapelry Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
COMPTON-GIFFORD a tything Imperial
MANNAMEAD a village Imperial
Pennycross (or Weston Peverell) township Bartholomew
PENNYCROSS, or Weston-Peverell a chapelry Imperial
Sutton on Plym ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Weston Peverel (or Pennycross) township 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 Plymouth 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 3: From Exeter to Land's End 16
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Plymouth to Penzance 5
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 3
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 3
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 1746: Bristol and Cornwall 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 2
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Bristol to Plymouth 2
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lands End to Winchester 2
John Wesley 1746-8: Severe Weather; Ireland; Wesley's Protest against Lawlessness 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 1
George Head Arriving on Guernsey 1
George Head Property and education on Guernsey 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 1
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 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
Compton Gifford 0 2
Mannamead 0 2
Weston Peverell 0 3
Milehouse 0 1
Crownhill 0 2
Laira 0 2
Honicknowle 0 1
Stoke Damerel 0 2
Efford 0 1
Egg Buckland 0 2
Devonport 0 2
Whitleigh 0 1
Keyham 0 1
Crabtree 0 2
East Stonehouse 0 2
Morice 0 2
Chelson Meadow 0 1
St Budeaux 0 2
Clowance 0 1
Saltram 0 2