Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Abbey Precincts extra-parochial district Bartholomew
CHESTER a city and two sub-districts Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Blacon-cum-Crabhall township Bartholomew
LACHE (THE) an outlying part of St. Mary-on-the-Hill parish Imperial
LACHE-WITH-SALTNEY a chapelry Imperial
Lea Newbold township Bartholomew
Marlston-cum-Lache township Bartholomew
Molllington Banastre (or Little Mollington) township Bartholomew
Moston township Bartholomew
Saighton township and village Bartholomew
Upton township Bartholomew
Wervin 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 Chester 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 Introduction; Norfolk to Chester 17
William Camden Shropshire and Cheshire 17
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 1: Cheshire and North-West Midlands 15
George Borrow Wrexham and Llangollen 11
George Head Cheshire 7
Gerald of Wales Book II, Ch. 11: Chester 6
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cheshire and Lancashire 6
Thomas Pennant Chester to Bunbury 5
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 5
George Borrow Bangor, Anglesey and Snowdon 4
George Borrow Tom O' the Dingle 4
William Camden The Division of Britaine 3
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 3
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 3
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 3
George Borrow Conclusion: Newport and Chepstow 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley 2
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 2
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 2
Thomas Pennant June 26-July 3: Cheshire to the East Riding 2
Thomas Pennant September 18-23: The Borders and back to Cheshire 2
Arthur Young 1776 Tour from Essex to Shropshire 2
George Borrow To Ruthin 1
George Borrow Llangollen to Cerrigydruidion 1
George Borrow Around Anglesey (1) 1
George Borrow Around Anglesey (4) 1
George Borrow Llangollen Again 1
George Borrow To Wrexham 1
Gerald of Wales Book II, Ch. 12: Oswestry and Shrewsbury 1
Gerald of Wales Book II, Ch. 13: Ludlow and Hereford 1
William Camden Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincoln 1
William Camden Rest of Wales 1
William Camden Yorkshire: East and North Ridings 1
William Camden Ireland (2) 1
William Cobbett Sept. 12th to 27th, 1826: Malmsbury to Worcestershire 1
Charles Wesley Jan: 15 - Apr. 29, 1748: Ireland, Wales and meeting future wife 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Staffordshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Durham to Shropshire 1
George Head The Wirral 1
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 1
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 1
Thomas Pennant Nantwich 1
Thomas Pennant Lichfield 1
Thomas Pennant Tamworth to Meriden 1
Thomas Pennant Gorhambury and Verulamium 1
Arthur Young 1776 Tour of South Wales and South Midlands 1
Arthur Young 21st to 31st July 1776: Down, Armagh and Antrim 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
Spital Boughton 0 2
Lache 0 3
Bache 0 2
Newton By Chester 0 2
Blacon 0 2
Saltney 0 2
Claverton 0 2
Hoole 0 2
Great Boughton 3 2
Upton By Chester 0 3
Marlston Cum Lache 0 2
Little Mollington 0 2
Huntington 0 2
Crabwall 0 1
Moston 0 2
Little Saughall 0 2
Littleton 0 2
Eccleston 0 2
Great Mollington 0 5
Rowton 0 2