Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
LEICESTERSHIRE, or LEICESTER an inland county 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 Leicestershire 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.
Arthur Young 11th to 20th September 1776: Cork 1
Arthur Young 1st to 10th October 1776: Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary 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
Belgrave 0 2
Thurmaston 0 2
Birstall 0 2
Humberstone 0 2
Leicester 53 13
Beaumont Leys 1 2
Wanlip 0 2
Freaks Ground 0 2
Hamilton 0 2
Gilroes 0 2
Barkby 0 3
Syston 0 2
Evington 0 2
Leicester Frith 0 3
New Parks 0 3
Thurcaston 0 2
Scraptoft 0 2
Anstey 0 4
Cropston 0 2
Thurnby 0 2