Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Greenock a parish Groome
Greenock a parliamentary burgh, seaport, and seat of manufacture Groome

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

Place Type of entry Source
Greenock, Upper a station Groome

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 Greenock 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 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 4
George Head Greenock 3
George Head Up the West Highland Coast 3
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 3
Thomas Pennant September 5-17: Inveraray to Edinburgh 3
James Boswell October 3rd to 8th, 1773: Coll 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 1
Robert Gammage Gammage's first letter to the Chronicle 1
Robert Gammage Working and Campaigning in Chelmsford in 1841-2 1
Robert Gammage Touring central 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
Gourock 0 2
Ashton 0 2
Port Glasgow 4 4
Clyde 0 2
Newark 0 2
Kilcreggan 0 2
Helensburgh 0 2
Dunrod 0 2
Cardross 0 2
Ardencaple 0 2
Rosneath 0 2
Rhu 0 2
Ardgowan 0 2
Cove 0 2
Inverkip 0 2
Clynder 0 2
Strone 0 2
Blairmore 0 2
Bannachra 0 2
Kilmacolm 0 2