Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Great Grimsby parliamentary and municipal borough and parish Bartholomew
GRIMSBY (Great) 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 Grimsby.

Place Type of entry Source
WELLOW, or Welhove a hamlet 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 Grimsby 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 7, Part 2: East Midlands 4
William Camden Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincoln 3
Charles Wesley Jan. 1- Apr. 27, 1747: Yorkshire, Manchester and Bristol 2
John Wesley 1743: Wesley Refused Sacraments at Epworth; Cornwall and the Scilly Isles 2
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 2
Charles Wesley May 17 - Aug. 28, 1743: Bristol to Newcastle, then Cornwall 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
John Wesley 1746-8: Severe Weather; Ireland; Wesley's Protest against Lawlessness 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
Wellow 0 1
Little Coates 0 2
Clee 0 2
New Clee 0 1
Scartho 0 2
Weelsby 0 2
Great Coates 0 3
Bradley 0 2
Cleethorpes 0 2
Healing 0 2
Waltham 0 2
Laceby 0 2
Bradley Haverstoe 0 2
Humberston 0 2
Aylesby 0 2
Barnoldby le Beck 0 2
Holton le Clay 0 2
Brigsley 0 2
Stallingborough 0 2
Irby 0 2