Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
COWES a town, two chapelries, and a sub-district Imperial
West Cowes local government district 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 Cowes 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.
Celia Fiennes Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 2
John Wesley 1729-36: Wesley as a Missionary to Georgia 2
William Cobbett Oct. 18th, 1826: Lyndhurst to Godalming 1
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 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
Osborne 0 2
Medina 0 2
East Cowes 0 2
Gurnard 0 2
Northwood 0 2
Whippingham 0 2
Parkhurst 0 2
Wootton 0 3
Newport 10 2
Barton 0 1
Stone 0 2
Shide 0 1
Carisbrooke 6 4
Clatterford 0 2
Marwell 0 2
Haven Street 0 2
Calshot 0 2
Binstead 0 2
Blackwater 0 2
the Isle of Wight 50 4