Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Neath hundred Bartholomew
Neath river Bartholomew
NEATH a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
NEATH and BRECON railway a railway Imperial
Neath Canal canal Bartholomew
NEATH CANAL a canal Imperial
Neath, Lower, Middle, and Upper 3 townships Bartholomew
NEATH (Lower, Middle, and Upper) Three hamlets Imperial
NEATH railway (Vale of) a railway Imperial
NEATH (The) a river 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 Neath 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.
George Borrow Neath and Merthyr 12
William Camden Hereford, Radnor, Brecon, Monmouth and Glamorgan 4
William Gilpin Llandeilo to Neath 3
William Gilpin Neath to Pyle 2
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 8: Swansea and Gower 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 1
Robert Gammage Touring South Wales 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
Briton Ferry 0 2
Neath Abbey 0 2
Baglan 0 3
Skewen 0 2
Llantwit Juxta Neath 0 3
Cadoxton Juxta Neath 0 2
Coed Ffranc 0 2
Dyffrynclydach 0 2
Aberdulais 0 2
Michaelstone super Avon 0 4
Cwmavon 0 2
Blaenhonddan 0 2
Pontrhydfen 0 2
Aberafan 2 2
Tonna 0 1
Llansamlet 0 2
Ynysymwn 0 3
Taibach 0 2
Port Tennant 0 2
Hafod Y Porth 0 1