Eltham Kent


Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
ELTHAM a village, a parish, and a sub-district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Mottingham township and village Bartholomew
MOTTINGHAM a hamlet Imperial
SHOOTERS-HILL an eminence, a hamlet, and a chapelry 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 Eltham 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 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 5
John Byng A Tour into Kent, 1790 2
Charles Wesley May 1 - Aug. 6, 1740: London,and then to Bristol 2
William Camden Kent 1
William Camden Yorkshire: East and North Ridings 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 9 - Dec. 31, 1737: Oxfordshire, and down to Devon 1
Charles Wesley May 1 - Aug. 31, 1739: Gloucestershire and Bristol 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
Thomas Pennant Coventry 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
Mottingham 0 2
Shooters Hill 0 2
Lee 0 2
Grove Park 0 1
Kidbrooke 0 2
Halfway Street 0 2
Charlton 3 8
Blackheath 0 2
Sidcup 0 2
East Wickham 0 2
Welling 0 2
Westcombe Park 0 2
Lamorbey 0 3
Lewisham 12 2
Plaistow 0 2
Chislehurst 0 2
Plumstead 0 2
Woolwich 8 2
Rushey Green 0 2