Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BURY-ST. EDMUNDS a town, two parishes, and a district 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 Bury St Edmunds 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 2: Harwich and Suffolk 9
William Camden Essex and Suffolk 6
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Cambridgeshire to Birmingham 5
William Cobbett Dec. 10th to 24th, 1821: Norfolk and Suffolk Journal 3
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: London to Bury St Edmunds 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 2
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 2: Hay and Brecheinia 1
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
William Camden Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire 1
William Camden Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincoln 1
Charles Wesley July 8 - Aug. 13, 1754: Norfolk 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 1: Cheshire and North-West Midlands 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cambridge to Lichfield 1
Robert Gammage Working and Campaigning in Chelmsford in 1841-2 1
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 1
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 1
Thomas Pennant In St Albans 1
Arthur Young 1784 Tour of Suffolk 1
Arthur Young 21st to 31st August 1776: Roscommon, Sligo and Mayo 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
Thingoe 0 2
Hardwick 0 2
Nowton 0 2
Westley 0 2
Fornham St Martin 0 2
Horringer 0 3
Fornham All Saints 0 2
Rushbrooke 4 2
Great Barton 0 3
Fornham St Genevieve 1 2
Rougham 1 2
Timworth 0 2
Hawstead 0 2
Little Welnetham 0 2
Ickworth 0 2
Fornham 0 1
Great Welnetham 0 3
Little Saxham 0 2
Hengrave 1 2
Risby 0 2