Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Leigh small seaport 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 Leigh on Sea 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.
William Camden Essex and Suffolk 2
John Wesley 1746-8: Severe Weather; Ireland; Wesley's Protest against Lawlessness 2
John Wesley 1749-50: Wesley and the Soldiers; In Ireland and Wales Again; Wesley Burned in Effigy 1
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 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
Hadleigh 1 2
Westcliff 0 1
Prittlewell 2 2
Milton 0 2
Eastwood 0 2
Canvey Island 5 2
Benfleet 1 1
Thundersley 1 2
Southend on Sea 1 3
South Benfleet 3 3
Rochford 1 3
Hawkwell 0 2
Sutton 0 2
Southchurch 0 2
North Benfleet 0 3
Rayleigh 2 3
Allhallows 0 3
Shopland 0 2
Little Stambridge 0 2
Bowers Gifford 0 2