Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
DEVIZES a town, two parishes, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Devizes (or Eastern) Division palimentary division Bartholomew
DEVIZES RAILWAY a railway Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
POLSHAM a tything 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 Devizes 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.
Henry Vincent Apr. 1 to 7: Aftermath of the "fracas" 12
Henry Vincent Mar. 16 to 23: Wye valley, Newport and Devizes 8
Henry Vincent Apr. 1: The Devizes Riot 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 5
William Camden Wiltshire and Hampshire 4
William Cobbett Aug. 31st Aug to Sept. 4th, 1826: Salisbury to Highworth 2
William Cobbett Sept. 6th to 11th, 1826: Highworth to Malmsbury 2
Charles Wesley Jan. 1- Apr. 27, 1747: Yorkshire, Manchester and Bristol 2
Henry Vincent Apr. 8 to 13: Bath 2
Henry Vincent Apr. 15 to 20: Bristol and Newport 2
Arthur Young 1776 Tour of South Wales and South Midlands 2
William Cobbett Oct. 30th to Nov. 8th, 1821: London to Gloucester 1
William Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 1
Celia Fiennes Wiltshire and Dorset 1
Robert Gammage On tramp in 1840, from London to the south coast 1
Robert Gammage Eight months in Sherborne 1
Henry Vincent Mar. 24 to Apr. 1: Newport and Stroud 1
Henry Vincent Apr. 22 to 27: the Welsh Valleys 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:

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Roundway 4 0
Potterne 0 3
Rowde 0 2
Poulshot 0 2
Fullaway 0 3
Worton 0 2
Stert 0 2
Etchilhampton 0 2
Bromham 3 2
Bishops Cannings 0 2
Heddington 0 2
Horton 0 2
Marston 0 1
Bourton 0 2
Bulkington 0 2
Seend 3 2
Lavington 0 1
Urchfont 0 3
Littleton Pannell 0 2