Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Whitechapel parish Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
GOODMANS-FIELDS a sub-district 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 Whitechapel 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 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 3

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
Mile End New Town 0 2
Spitalfields 12 5
St George in the East 0 2
Aldgate 0 2
Norton Folgate 0 2
Shadwell 2 2
Bethnal Green 6 2
St Katherine 0 2
London Docks 0 1
Stepney 5 2
Tower of London 0 6
Wapping 16 2
Ratcliffe 8 2
Horsleydown 0 2
Haggerston 0 2
Bermondsey 1 2
Shoreditch 8 2
Tower Hamlets 0 2
Limehouse 10 2
Rotherhithe 0 2