Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
All Saints, Poplar parish Bartholomew
POPLAR a parish and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Blackwall district and railway station Bartholomew
BLACKWALL a hamlet Imperial
Millwall ecclesiastical district Bartholomew

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 Poplar 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 4
Celia Fiennes 1697: Through Kent to 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
Blackwall 0 2
Canning Town 0 3
the Isle of Dogs 0 3
Bow Common 0 1
Limehouse 10 2
Tower Hamlets 0 2
Millwall 0 1
Ratcliffe 8 2
Bromley 0 2
Bow 1 2
Mile End 0 3
Stepney 5 2
Stratford Marsh 0 1
Shadwell 2 2
Greenwich 33 3
Old Ford 0 2
West Ham 2 3
Rotherhithe 0 2
Silvertown 0 2
Plaistow 0 2