Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
GAINSBOROUGH a town, a township, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Gainsborough (or West Lindsey) Division parliamentary division Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Morton township and village Bartholomew
MORTON a village, a township, and a chapelry Imperial
Stockwith, East ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
STOCKWITH (East) a township and a chapelry Imperial
Walkerith township Bartholomew
WALKERITH a township 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 Gainsborough 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 1: The Trent Valley 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 2
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 2
William Camden Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincoln 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
George Head Hull 1
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 1
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 1
Thomas Pennant Wybunbury to Darlaston 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
Thonock 0 1
Lea 0 2
Somerby By Gainsborough 0 2
Morton 0 2
Bole 0 2
Beckingham 0 2
Saundby 0 2
Walkerith 0 2
West Burton 0 2
Knaith 1 2
Corringham 0 3
Blyton 0 2
Upton 0 2
East Stockwith 3 3
Greenhill and Redhill 0 2
Springthorpe 0 2
Walkeringham 0 2
Aisby 0 2
Pilham 0 2
Heapham 0 2