Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
THETFORD a town, three parishes, a sub-district, and a district 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 Thetford 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 Camden Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 9
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 6
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: London to Bury St Edmunds 2
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 2

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
Great and Little Snarehill 0 2
Croxton 0 2
Santon 0 4
Kilverstone 0 2
Elveden 0 3
Barnham 0 2
Brettenham 0 1
Rushford 0 2
West Tofts 0 2
Lynford 0 2
Euston 1 2
Wangford 0 1
Brandon 2 2
Rymer 0 1
Weeting 1 2
Shadwell 0 2
Little Fakenham 0 2
Fakenham Magna 0 2
Wretham 0 2
Sturston 0 2