Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
East Retford borough and parish Bartholomew
RETFORD (East) a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Chapelgate hamlet 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 East Retford 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 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley 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
Ordsall 0 2
Moorgate 0 2
West Retford 0 2
Bassetlaw 0 2
Hatfield 0 2
Eaton 0 2
Clarborough 0 2
Grove 0 2
Hayton 0 2
Babworth 0 2
Gamston 0 2
Sutton Cum Lound 0 3
Headon 0 2
Ranby 0 2
Lound 0 2
Askham 0 2
Elksley 0 2
West Drayton 0 2
South Wheatley 0 2
Barnby Moor 0 2