Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
PETWORTH a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Byworth hamlet Bartholomew
BYWORTH 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 Petworth 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.
William Cobbett July 30th to Aug. 2nd, 1823: Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire 15
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 5
William Cobbett Aug. 5th to 10th, 1823: Hampshire and Surrey 3
William Cobbett Nov. 12th to 20th, 1825: Petersfield to Kensington 3
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
Thomas Pennant Gorhambury and Verulamium 1
Thomas Pennant Luton to Hatfield 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
Egdean 0 2
Rotherbridge 0 2
Tillington 0 2
Fittleworth 0 2
Coates 0 2
Stopham 0 2
Ebernoe 0 1
Burton 1 4
Duncton 0 2
Lodsworth 0 2
Selham 0 2
Barlavington 0 2
Kirdford 0 2
East Lavington 0 4
South Ambersham 0 3
Coldwaltham 0 3
Sutton 0 2
North Chapel 3 3
Graffham 0 2
Hardham 2 2