Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
GRAVESEND a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district 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 Gravesend 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 8
William Camden Kent 4
Celia Fiennes 1697: Through Kent to Canterbury and Dover 4
John Wesley 1729-36: Wesley as a Missionary to Georgia 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 2
Karl Moritz Chapter 1: Arrival 2
John Byng A Tour into Kent, 1790 1
William Cobbett Dec. 4th to 5th, 1821: Kentish Journal 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to letter 1 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: York and Scarborough 1
Paul Hentzner Departure: Canterbury and Dover 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
Denton 0 2
Milton 6 2
Chalk 1 2
Ifield 0 2
Rosherville 0 2
Perry Street 0 2
Northfleet 4 2
Shorne 3 2
Merston 0 2
Toltingtrough 0 2
West Tilbury 0 3
Tilbury 15 2
Chadwell 0 2
Cobham 1 2
East Tilbury 2 3
Nursted 0 2
Gads Hill 0 2
Little Thurrock 0 3
Southfleet 0 3
Higham 0 2