Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BOLTON a town, two townships, three subdistricts, and a district Imperial
Bolton-le-Moors Bartholomew
BOLTON-LE-MOORS a parish Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Anglezarke township Bartholomew
ANGLEZARKE a township Imperial
ASTLEY-BRIDGE a village and a chapelry Imperial
Banktop village with railway station Bartholomew
BANK-TOP a village Imperial
BELMONT a chapelry Imperial
Belmont St Peter ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Blackrod township and village with railway station Bartholomew
BLACKROD a village and a township-chapelry Imperial
Bradshaw township Bartholomew
Breightmet township Bartholomew
BREIGHTMET a township Imperial
Capernwray hamlet Bartholomew
CAPERNWRAY a hamlet Imperial
Darcy Lever township and railway station Bartholomew
DARCY-LEVER a township Imperial
Eagley village with school Bartholomew
Edgeworth township Bartholomew
Edgworth settlement with Post Office Bartholomew
Entwisle township and railway station Bartholomew
ENTWISTLE a township Imperial
Folds village Bartholomew
FOLDS a village Imperial
Gale village Bartholomew
GALE a village Imperial
Hall hamlet Bartholomew
Harwood township Bartholomew
HARWOOD a village, a township, and a chapelry Imperial
Haulgh hamlet Bartholomew
HAULGH a township Imperial
High Houses village Bartholomew
HIGH HOUSES a village Imperial
HORROCKS-FOLD a village Imperial
Horrocksford village Bartholomew
Leverbridge ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
LEVERBRIDGE a chapelry Imperial
Lever, Darcy township and village with railway station Bartholomew
Lever, Little township and village Bartholomew
Little Lever Bartholomew
Longworth township Bartholomew
LONGWORTH a township Imperial
Lostock township Bartholomew
LOSTOCK a township Imperial
Oldhams village Bartholomew
OLDHAMS a village Imperial
PICCADILLY a hamlet Imperial
Quarlton township Bartholomew
QUARLTON a township Imperial
SMITHILLS a village Imperial
Turton town and township Bartholomew
Walmsley ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
WALMSLEY a chapelry 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 Bolton 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 Borrow Over the Berwyns 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 5
John Wesley 1749-50: Wesley and the Soldiers; In Ireland and Wales Again; Wesley Burned in Effigy 2
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 2
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 2
William Adams Tramp Life 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, 1756: Midlands, Yorkshire and Manchester 1
George Head North Lancashire 1
John Wesley 1746-8: Severe Weather; Ireland; Wesley's Protest against Lawlessness 1
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 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
Heaton 0 2
Halliwell 0 2
Deane 0 2
Rumworth 0 2
Smithills 0 2
Daubhill 0 2
Astley Bridge 0 2
Oldhams 0 2
Sharples 0 2
Lostock Junction 0 2
Haulgh 0 2
High Houses 0 2
Great Lever 0 2
Tonge 0 2
Lever Bridge 0 2
Middle Hulton 0 2
Darcy Lever 0 3
Breightmet 0 2
Over Hulton 0 2
Lostock 0 2