Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BELFAST a sea-port, borough, market-town, and parish Lewis:Ireland
Belfast, Lower and Upper 2 baronies 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 Belfast 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 21st to 31st July 1776: Down, Armagh and Antrim 23
Arthur Young 1st to 10th August 1776: Antrim, Londonderry and Donegal 2
George Head Liverpool 1
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 1
Arthur Young 11th to 19th October 1776: Tipperary and Waterford 1

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