Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
WATFORD a town, a parish, and a district Imperial
Watford (or Western) Division parliamentary division Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Cashio, or Cashiobury hamlet Bartholomew
Garston hamlet Bartholomew
Leavesden village 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 Watford 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 Cobbett June 19th to 24th, 1822: Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire 3
William Camden Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 2
Arthur Young 1776 Tour of South Wales and South Midlands 2

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
Cashio 1 2
Oxhey 0 2
Leavsden 0 2
Bushey 3 2
Croxley Green 0 2
Hunton Bridge 0 2
Langley Bury 0 2
Letchmore Heath 0 2
Batchworth 0 2
Rickmansworth 3 3
Abbots Langley 1 3
Aldenham 0 2
Radlett 0 2
St Stephen 1 3
Mill End 0 2
Northwood 0 2
Sarratt 0 2
Hatch End 0 2
Chorleywood 0 2
Kings Langley 1 3