Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
STEPNEY a parish and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
DOGS (Isle of) a low marshy tract Imperial
Mile End New Town township Bartholomew
Mile End Old Town township Bartholomew
Ratcliff township 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 Stepney 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 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 1: Middlesex, Hertford and Buckinghamshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1697: Through Kent to Canterbury and Dover 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
Tower Hamlets 0 2
Ratcliffe 8 2
Mile End 0 3
Limehouse 10 2
Bow Common 0 1
Shadwell 2 2
Whitechapel 7 2
St George in the East 0 2
Bethnal Green 6 2
Mile End New Town 0 2
London Docks 0 1
Wapping 16 2
Victoria Park 0 3
Bow 1 2
Rotherhithe 0 2
Bromley 0 2
South Hackney 0 1
Old Ford 0 2
Spitalfields 12 5
St Katherine 0 2