Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
HELSTON a town, a parochial chapelry, a sub-district, and a district 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 Helston 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 Cornwall and Devon 2
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 1746: Bristol and Cornwall 2
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 3: From Exeter to Land's End 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 1
John Wesley 1744-5: First Methodist Conference; Pressgangs and Mobs 1
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 1
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 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
St Johns 0 2
Porthleven 0 2
Sithney 3 2
Gunwalloe 0 2
Mawgan in Meneage 0 2
Gweek 0 2
Kerrier 0 2
Breage 2 3
Cury 0 2
Godolphin 0 2
Wendron 3 2
Pengersick 0 2
Germoe 0 2
Porkellis 0 2
Crowan 4 2
Constantine 0 2
St Martin in Meneage 0 2
Mullion 0 2
Prussia Cove 0 1
Ruan Major 0 2