Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
WHITEHAVEN a town, a township, four chapelries, and a district Imperial
WHITEHAVEN AND FURNESS RAILWAY a railway Imperial
WHITEHAVEN, CLEATOR, AND EGREMONT RAILWAY a railway Imperial
WHITEHAVEN JUNCTION RAILWAY a railway 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 Whitehaven 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 5
George Head Workington and the Lake District 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 3
George Head Cheshire 2
George Head Whitehaven 2
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lancaster to Carlisle 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Carlisle to Newcastle 1
George Head Liverpool 1
George Head Arriving in the Isle of Man 1
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 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
Corkickle 0 2
Preston Quarter 0 2
Hensingham 0 2
Parton 0 2
Moresby 1 2
Sandwith 0 2
Weddicar 0 2
Rottington 0 2
Cleator Moor 0 2
Frizington 0 2
Egremont 2 3
Distington 0 2
Arlecdon 0 2
Eskett 0 1
Harrington 0 2
Salter 0 2
Wilton 0 2
Lowside Quarter 0 2
Haile 0 3
Winscales 0 2