Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Barnesley township and municipal borough Bartholomew
BARNSLEY a town, a township, three chapelries, a subdistrict, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Lund Hill hamlet 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 Barnsley 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 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 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
Cliff Bridge 0 2
Smithies 0 2
Monk Bretton 0 2
Burton Grange 0 2
Ardsley 0 2
Gawber 0 2
Carlton 0 2
Worsbrough 0 2
Barugh 0 2
Mapplewell 0 2
Cudworth 0 2
Staincross 0 3
Royston 0 2
Dodworth 0 2
Wentworth Castle 0 2
Darton 0 2
Stainbrough 0 2
Darfield 0 2
Wombwell 0 2
Shafton 0 2