Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
CHELSEA a London suburb, a parish, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Notting Hill district with railway station 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 Chelsea 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 6, Part 1: Middlesex, Hertford and Buckinghamshire 6
William Camden Middlesex and London 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 2
Charles Wesley Jan. 1- Apr. 27, 1747: Yorkshire, Manchester and Bristol 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 1
John Wesley 1740-2: Preaching Incidents; Wesley's Labor Colony; Dispute with Whitefield 1
John Wesley 1746-8: Severe Weather; Ireland; Wesley's Protest against Lawlessness 1
Thomas Pennant Northampton to Gothurst 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
Battersea 6 3
South Kensington 0 1
Brompton 0 2
West Brompton 0 2
Walham Green 0 2
Belgravia 0 3
Earls Court 0 2
Pimlico 0 2
Parsons Green 0 2
Knightsbridge 0 2
Victoria 0 1
Lavender Hill 0 1
Nine Elms 0 2
Northend 0 2
Kensington 21 3
Tothill Fields 0 2
Hyde Park 0 1
Campden Hill 0 1
Mayfair 0 4
Fulham 8 2