Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
SHEERNESS a town and a chapelry 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 Sheerness 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 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 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
Queenborough 6 2
Minster in Sheppey 2 2
the Isle of Grain 0 2
Iwade 0 2
Elmley 0 2
Sheppey 0 2
Upchurch 0 2
The Nore 0 2
Lower Halstow 0 3
Stoke 0 5
Eastchurch 0 2
Allhallows 0 3
Milton Regis 2 3
Bobbing 0 2
Murston 0 2
Shoeburyness 1 2
South Shoebury 4 2
Key Street 0 2
Tonge 0 2
Southchurch 0 2