Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
LUTON a town, a township, a parish, 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 Luton 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 Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 2
Thomas Pennant Ampthill to Luton 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 1
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 1
Thomas Pennant In St Albans 1
Thomas Pennant Luton to Hatfield 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
Biscot 0 3
Limbury 0 2
Stopsley 0 2
Leagrave 0 4
Caddington 0 2
Hyde 0 4
Streatley 0 2
Lilley 0 2
Sundon 1 2
Markyate 4 2
Humbershoe 0 2
Dunstable 35 2
Kensworth 0 2
Houghton Regis 0 2
Offley 0 2
Kings Walden 0 2
Hexton 0 2
Flitt 0 2
Barton le Cley 0 2
Flamstead 4 3