Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
CROYDON a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
East Croydon railway station Bartholomew
West Croydon railway station Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Broad Green ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
NORWOOD-ALL SAINTS a chapelry Imperial
Norwood, South ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
NORWOOD-ST. MARK a chapelry Imperial
Norwood, Upper ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Shirley ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
SHIRLEY a chapelry, with a village Imperial
Southend ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
South Norwood ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Thornton Heath ecclesiastical district and railway station Bartholomew
Upper Norwood ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Waddon railway station Bartholomew
WADDON a hamlet, with a r station and telegraph Imperial
West Norwood railway station Bartholomew
Woodside ecclesiastical district and railway station Bartholomew
WOODSIDE a hamlet 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 Croydon 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 Jan. 8th to 11th, 1822: Sussex Journal 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 4
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 4
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 3
William Cobbett July 30th to Aug. 2nd, 1823: Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire 2
Charles Wesley 1750: Bristol and London 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 1
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 1
Thomas Pennant Gorhambury and Verulamium 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
Addiscombe 0 2
Selhurst 0 2
South Norwood 0 5
Shirley 0 2
Thornton Heath 0 2
Croham 0 2
Anerley 0 2
Elmers End 0 2
Beddington 5 2
Norbury 0 1
Upper Norwood 0 3
Crystal Palace 0 2
Penge 0 2
West Wickham 1 3
Selsdon 0 1
Addington 1 2
Gipsy Hill 0 2
Hackbridge 0 2
Beckenham 2 2
Wallington 0 3