Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
GLASTONBURY a town, a parish, and a sub-district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Edgarly seat Bartholomew
EDGARLY a tything Imperial
Havett hamlet Bartholomew
HAVETT a hamlet Imperial
NORWOOD-PARK a hamlet Imperial
Week hamlet Bartholomew
WEEK a hamlet 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 Glastonbury 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 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 6
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Bristol to Plymouth 2
Thomas Pennant Gorhambury and Verulamium 2
George Borrow Wrexham and Llangollen 1
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
William Camden Ireland (2) 1
William Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 1
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 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
Glaston Twelve Hides 0 2
Street 0 2
West Pennard 0 3
North Wootton 0 3
Castle 0 2
Butleigh 0 2
Coxley 0 2
Godney 2 2
Baltonsborough 0 2
Walton 0 2
Meare 0 2
Henton 0 2
Wookey 3 2
Barton St David 0 2
Compton Dundon 0 2
West Bradley 0 2
Wells 20 4
Ashcott 0 2
Westhay 0 2
Pilton 0 2