Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
LANCASTER a town, a township, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
LANCASTER CASTLE an extra-parochial place Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Aldcliffe township and seat Bartholomew
Ashton with Stodday township Bartholomew
ASHTON-WITH-STODDAY a township Imperial
Bleasdale township Bartholomew
BLEASDALE, or Admarsh a chapelry Imperial
Bulk township Bartholomew
BULK a township Imperial
CATON a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict Imperial
Caton-with-Littledale township with railway station Bartholomew
Fulwood township and railway station Bartholomew
FULWOOD a township-chapelry Imperial
Gressingham township Bartholomew
GRESSINGHAM a township-chapelry Imperial
Heaton with Oxcliffe township Bartholomew
Littledale ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
LITTLEDALE a hamlet-chapelry Imperial
Middleton township and village Bartholomew
MIDDLETON a township Imperial
Morecambe small town Bartholomew
MORECAMBE a seaport-village, conjoint with Poulton-le-Sands Imperial
Myerscough township Bartholomew
MYERSCOUGH a township Imperial
OVERTON a village, a township, and a chapelry Imperial
OXCLIFFE a hamlet Imperial
Poulton, Bare and Torrisholme local government district Bartholomew
Poulton le Sands ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
POULTON-LE-SANDS a sea-port village, a town-ship, and a chapelry Imperial
Poulton, (or Poulton le Sands) township Bartholomew
Preesall with Hackinsall township Bartholomew
QUERNMOOR a township-chapelry Imperial
Quernmore township and village Bartholomew
Scotforth township Bartholomew
SCOTFORTH a village and a township Imperial
Skerton township Bartholomew
SKERTON a suburban village and a township-chapelry Imperial
Stalmine ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Stodday hamlet Bartholomew
Sunderland hamlet Bartholomew
THURNHAM a township Imperial
Torrisholme hamlet Bartholomew
TORRISHOLME a hamlet Imperial
WYERSDALE (Over) a township-chapelry Imperial
Wyresdale (or Wyersdale), Over township 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 Lancaster 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.
George Head North Lancashire 8
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 7
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cheshire and Lancashire 6
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 3
William Adams On Tramp 2
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 2
William Adams Tramp Life 1
James Boswell October 9th to 16th, 1773: Mull 1
William Camden Nottinghamshire, Derby and Warwick 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 1: Cheshire and North-West Midlands 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lancaster to Carlisle 1
Thomas Pennant September 18-23: The Borders and back to Cheshire 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
Aldcliffe 0 2
Skerton 0 2
Stodday 0 1
Bulk 0 2
Scotforth 0 2
Torrisholme 0 2
Heaton 0 2
Ashton 0 2
Bare 0 2
Quernmore 0 2
Slyne 0 1
Hest Bank 3 2
Galgate 0 2
Glasson 0 2
Heysham 0 2
Morecambe 1 9
Ellel 0 2
Thurnham 0 2
Middleton 0 2
Halton 0 2