Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Oswestry hundred Bartholomew
OSWESTRY a town, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred Imperial
OSWESTRY and NEWTOWN railway a railway system Imperial
Oswestry (or Western) Division Bartholomew
Oswestry Town Part and Oswestry Rural Part township Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
ASTON a chapelry Imperial
Caenynion place Bartholomew
CAENYNION a township Imperial
Crickheath place Bartholomew
CRICKHEATH a township Imperial
Hisland hamlet Bartholomew
HISLAND a township Imperial
LLANFORDA a township Imperial
Maesbury village Bartholomew
Middleton village Bartholomew
MIDDLETON a township Imperial
PENTREGAER a township Imperial
SWEENEY a township Imperial
Sweeney Hall seat Bartholomew
TREFERCLAWDD a township Imperial
TREFLACH a township Imperial
Trefonen ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
TREFONEN a chapelry Imperial
WESTON-COTTON a township Imperial
WOOTTON a township 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 Oswestry 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 Shropshire and Cheshire 4
Gerald of Wales Book II, Ch. 12: Oswestry and Shrewsbury 3
Gerald of Wales Book II, Ch. 10: Flintshire 1
Arthur Young 1776 Tour from Essex to Shropshire 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
Weston Cotton 0 1
Morda 0 1
Brogyntyn 0 3
Llanforda 0 1
Middleton 0 2
Selattyn 0 2
Hisland 0 2
Sweeney 0 2
Hengoed 0 2
Trefonen 0 2
Fernhill 0 2
Gobowen 0 2
Aston 0 2
Daywell 0 2
Whittington 4 2
Moreton 0 2
Wootton 0 1
Rhydycroseau 0 2
Treflach 0 1
Halston 0 2