Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
POOLE a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
POOLE and BOURNEMOUTH railway a railway 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 Poole 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 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 6
William Camden Dorset and Somerset 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
Celia Fiennes Wiltshire and Dorset 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
Parkstone 0 2
Lytchett 0 1
Branksome 0 1
Longfleet 0 2
Canford Magna 1 4
Hamworthy 0 2
Broadstone 0 1
Kinson 0 3
Brownsea 0 2
Cogdean 0 2
Corfe Mullen 0 2
Winton 0 1
Ensbury 0 1
Moordown 0 1
Leigh 0 2
Lytchett Minster 0 2
Little Canford 0 3
Wimborne Minster 13 3
Bournemouth 0 2
Holdenhurst 0 2