Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Horncastle soke Bartholomew
HORNCASTLE a town, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a soke Imperial
Horncastle (or South Lindsey) Division parlimentary division Bartholomew

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 Horncastle 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 Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincoln 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 1
Thomas Pennant June 26-July 3: Cheshire to the East Riding 1

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Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Low Toynton 0 2
High Toynton 0 2
Thimbleby 0 2
Langton 0 2
Mareham on the Hill 0 2
Dalderby 0 2
Thornton 0 2
West Ashby 0 2
Edlington 0 2
Scrafield 0 2
Martin 0 2
Gartree 0 2
Scrivelsby 2 2
Greetham 0 2
Hameringham 0 2
Roughton 0 2
Fulletby 0 2
Winceby 0 2
Wispington 0 2
Moorby 0 2