Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
HOLY ISLAND, or LINDISFARNE a village, an island, and a parish Imperial
Lindisfarne, or HOLY ISLAND peninsular parish Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Fenham hamlet Bartholomew
FENHAM a township Imperial
Goswick coastal hamlet Bartholomew
GOSWICK 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 Holy Island 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 Camden Northumberland 3
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 2
William Camden Smaller Islands in the British Ocean 2
Thomas Pennant July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed 2
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 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
Haggerston 0 2
Islandshire 0 2
Beal 0 2
Kyloe 0 2
Ancroft 0 2
Scremerston 0 2
Bowsden 0 1
Lowick 0 2
Barmoor 0 2
Detchant 0 2
Elwick 0 2
Spittle 0 2
Middleton 0 2
Tweedmouth 0 2
Ord 0 2
Thornton 0 2
Shoreswood 0 2
Felkington 0 2
Ross 0 2
Longridge 0 2