Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
FOREST (New) a forest, a district, and a hundred 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 New Forest 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.
William Cobbett Oct. 18th, 1826: Lyndhurst to Godalming 13
William Cobbett Oct. 18th to 26th, 1826: Weston to Kensington 11
Celia Fiennes Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 2
William Camden Dorset and Somerset 1
William Camden Wiltshire and Hampshire 1
William Camden Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire 1
William Cobbett Oct. 7th Oct to Nov. 30th, 1822: Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex 1
William Cobbett Nov. 7th to 11th, 1825: Burghclere to Petersfield 1
William Cobbett Oct. 11th to 16th, 1826: Burghclere to Lyndhurst 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
Emery Down 0 2
Minstead 2 3
Lyndhurst 17 3
Rhinefield 0 1
Brockenhurst 0 2
Burley 0 2
Broomy 0 2
Bartley 0 2
Cadnam 0 4
Shobley 0 1
Bramshaw 0 2
Ellingham 1 2
Colbury 0 2
Sway 1 2
Heywood 0 2
Ashley Walk 0 2
Crow 0 1
Eling 3 2
Denny Lodge 0 2
Hounsdown 0 2