Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Hitchin hundred Bartholomew
HITCHIN a town, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred Imperial
Hitchin (or Northern) Division parliamentary division Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Langley hamlet Bartholomew
LANGLEY a hamlet Imperial
Missenden hamlet Bartholomew
MISSENDEN a hamlet Imperial
Preston village Bartholomew
PRESTON 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 Hitchin 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 Appendix to the second volume 4
John Byng A Tour of Bedfordshire in 1794: May 1
John Byng A Tour of Bedfordshire in 1794: June 1
William Camden Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 1
Celia Fiennes Bedfordshire 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
Great Wymondley 1 1
Ickleford 3 3
Ippollitts 0 2
Holwell 0 2
Preston 0 2
Little Wymondley 0 2
Pirton 0 2
Letchworth 0 2
Willian 0 2
Offley 0 2
Norton 0 2
Graveley 0 2
Arlesey 0 2
Shillington 0 2
Langley 0 1
Chesfield 0 2
Bury 0 2
Upper Stondon 0 2
Stotfold 0 2
Baldock 15 2