Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
WAKEFIELD a town, a township, a parish, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
ALVERTHORPE a village, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict Imperial
Alverthorpe with Thornes township with railway station Bartholomew
Fanshaw hamlet Bartholomew
FANSHAW a hamlet Imperial
Horbury township and village with railway station Bartholomew
Horbury Bridge village Bartholomew
HORBURY-BRIDGE a village Imperial
Kirkham Gate Bartholomew
KIRKHAM GATE a hamlet Imperial
LAKE-LOCK a hamlet Imperial
LINGWELL-GATE a hamlet Imperial
Lofthouse Gate hamlet Bartholomew
LOFTHOUSE-GATE a hamlet Imperial
MOORHOUSE a hamlet Imperial
Newton hamlet Bartholomew
NEWTON a hamlet Imperial
OUTWOOD a chapelry Imperial
SILCOATES a hamlet Imperial
Thornes ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
THORNES a chapelry Imperial
Westgate Common ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Wrenthorpe ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
WRENTHORPE a hamlet, with a r station 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 Wakefield 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 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 12
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Apr. 30, 1744: London to Newcastle 7
George Head The West Riding 6
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 4
George Head Selby and Goole 4
William Camden Yorkshire: West Riding 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 3
William Camden Dorset and Somerset 1
William Camden Huntingdon and Northampton 1
William Camden Yorkshire: East and North Ridings 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 1751: London to Bristol and the north 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, 1756: Midlands, Yorkshire and Manchester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
George Head Leeds 1
George Head East Riding 1
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 1
Thomas Pennant In St Albans 1
Thomas Pennant Tyringham to Woburn 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
Thornes 0 2
Agbrigg 0 3
Lupset 0 1
Heath 0 2
Alverthorpe 0 2
Sandal Magna 3 3
Horbury Junction 0 1
Wrenthorpe 0 2
Horbury 0 2
Crigglestone 0 2
Stanley 0 2
Kirkhamgate 0 2
Chapelthorpe 0 2
Outwood 0 2
Walton 10 2
Crofton 0 2
Chevet 0 2
South Ossett 0 2
Warmfield 0 2
Newland 0 2