Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
DUNSTABLE a town, a parish, and a sub-district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Maiden Bower ancient circular camp Bartholomew
MAIDEN BOWER an ancient British camp 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 Dunstable 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.
William Camden Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 12
Thomas Pennant Towcester to Redborn 5
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 3
Arthur Young 1776 Tour from Essex to Shropshire 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 2
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: Coventry to London 2
Karl Moritz Chapter 13: Northampton to London 2
Celia Fiennes Another tour of the Midlands 1
Celia Fiennes Bedfordshire 1
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 1
Thomas Pennant Tamworth to Meriden 1
Thomas Pennant Tyringham to Woburn 1
Thomas Pennant Ampthill to Luton 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
Houghton Regis 0 2
Kensworth 0 2
Totternhoe 1 2
Leagrave 0 4
Caddington 0 2
Eaton Bray 0 2
Whipsnade 0 2
Tilsworth 1 3
Chalgrave 0 2
Edlesborough 0 2
Biscot 0 3
Humbershoe 0 2
Limbury 0 2
Markyate 4 2
Luton 8 2
Studham 0 2
Sundon 1 2
Manshead 0 2
Stanbridge 0 2
Toddington 3 2