Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Yester a parish Groome

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

Place Type of entry Source
Castle Law hill Bartholomew
Castle-Law a hill Groome
Castles hill, with ancient camp Bartholomew
Duncanlaw an ancient chapelry Groome
Duncanlaw ancient chapelry Bartholomew
Gifford a village Groome
Gifford village Bartholomew
Lammer Law a mountain Groome
Longnewton a hamlet Groome
Longyester hamlet with school Bartholomew
Newton Hall an estate, with a mansion Groome
Newton Hall seat 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 Yester 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 11: South-Eastern Scotland 9
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 2
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 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
Gifford 0 2
Bolton 0 2
Saltoun 0 2
Humbie 0 2
Morham 0 2
Keith 0 2
Garvald 0 2
Haddington 10 2
Pencaitland 0 2
Soutra 0 2
Fala 0 2
Gladsmuir 0 2
Penston 0 1
Whittinghame 0 2
Channelkirk 0 2
Athelstaneford 1 2
Byrecleugh 0 2
Ormiston 2 2
Prestonkirk 0 2
Stenton 0 2