Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Barford, Great parish Bartholomew
Great Barford parish 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 Great Barford 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.
John Byng A Tour of Bedfordshire in 1794: September 5
John Byng A Tour of Bedfordshire in 1794: May 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 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
Howbury 0 2
Blunham 3 2
Barford 0 2
Renhold 0 2
Roxton 4 2
Wilden 0 2
Moggerhanger 4 3
Willington 1 2
Cople 4 2
Tempsford 7 2
Colmworth 1 2
Goldington 1 2
Ravensden 0 2
Wixamtree 0 2
Beeston 0 2
Sandy 11 2
Eaton Socon 19 2
Cardington 2 2
Everton 1 2
Bedford 43 2