Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
WELLS a city, a liberty, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Wells Forum hundred Bartholomew
WELLS-FORUM a hundred Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
CHILCOTT a tything Imperial
Horrington ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
HORRINGTON (EAST and WEST) two tythings Imperial
MILTON a tything Imperial
POLSHAM a hamlet Imperial
WATER (East) a tything Imperial
WORMINSTER a tything 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 Wells 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 Dorset and Somerset 7
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 4
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Bristol to Plymouth 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 2
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 1
George Head Visiting Mull 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
Coxley 0 2
Horrington 0 3
Dinder 0 2
Easton 0 2
North Wootton 0 3
Wookey 3 2
Castle 0 2
Croscombe 0 1
Henton 0 2
Green Oare 0 1
Priddy 0 2
Westbury 0 3
Glaston Twelve Hides 0 2
Pilton 0 2
West Pennard 0 3
Mendip 6 3
Chewton Mendip 1 2
Godney 2 2
Shepton Mallet 8 2
Emborough 0 2