Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Walthamstow parish and railway station Bartholomew
Walthamstow (or South Western) Division parliamentary division Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
WHIPS-CROSS a hamlet 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 Walthamstow 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 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 1
Thomas Pennant Enfield to London 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
Waltham Forest 1 1
Leyton 4 2
Snaresbrook 0 2
Highams Park 0 1
Leytonstone 0 2
Woodford 2 4
Wanstead 9 2
Lea Bridge 0 2
Cann Hall 0 2
Tottenham 6 3
Seven Sisters 0 2
Bruce Grove 0 1
South Tottenham 0 1
Clapton 0 2
Chingford 0 2
Stamford Hill 0 2
Homerton 0 2
Woodford Wells 0 2
Aldersbrook 0 2
Hackney Wick 0 1