Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
CLERKENWELL a parish and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
MUSWELL-HILL a hamlet Imperial
Pentonville ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
PENTONVILLE a sub-district 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 Clerkenwell 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 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 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
Saffron Hill 1 2
Furnivals Inn 1 2
Charter House 0 1
Grays Inn 3 2
Glasshouse Yard 0 2
Grays Inn Road 0 2
Lincolns Inn 1 2
Finsbury 1 2
Holborn 9 5
St Luke 0 3
Inner Temple 0 1
Middle Temple 0 2
Pentonville 0 2
Duchy of Lancaster 0 1
Covent Garden 2 1
Bloomsbury 0 2
Strand 1 5
St Giles 1 3
Battle Bridge 0 2
Kings Cross 0 2