Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
WEM a small-town, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Aston township Bartholomew
ASTON a township Imperial
Cotton village Bartholomew
COTTON a township Imperial
DITCHES a township Imperial
Edstaston ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
EDSTASTON a chapelry Imperial
FRENCH a township Imperial
Horton hamlet Bartholomew
HORTON a township Imperial
LACON a township Imperial
LOWE a township Imperial
Northwood hamlet Bartholomew
NORTHWOOD a township Imperial
PRESTON-BROCKHURST a township Imperial
SLEAP a township Imperial
SOULTON a township Imperial
TILLEY-WITH-FRENCH a township Imperial
WOOLVERLEY a township 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 Wem 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.
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 2
William Camden Shropshire and Cheshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 1: Cheshire and North-West Midlands 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
Horton 0 2
Edstaston 0 2
Lee Brockhurst 0 2
Clive 0 2
Newtown 0 2
Loppington 0 2
Preston Brockhurst 2 2
Broughton 0 2
Moston 0 2
Weston under Redcastle 2 2
Whixall 0 3
Grinshill 0 2
Myddle 0 2
Hawkstone 0 2
Moreton Corbet 1 2
Prees 0 2
Stanton upon Hine Heath 0 3
Petton 2 2
Pimhill 0 2
Lyneal 0 3