Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
SCARBOROUGH a town, a township, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
SCARBOROUGH and WHITBY railway a railway Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Falsgrave township Bartholomew
FALSGRAVE a township 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 Scarborough 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.
Thomas Pennant July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed 12
William Camden Yorkshire: East and North Ridings 3
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: Hull to Chatsworth 2
George Head North Riding 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 1
George Head Tees-side 1
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 1
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 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
Falsgrave 0 2
Deepdale 0 2
Throxenby 0 2
Newby 0 2
Osgodby 0 2
Irton 0 2
Scalby 1 2
Cayton 0 2
East Ayton 1 3
Forge Valley 0 2
West Ayton 1 1
Burniston 0 2
Suffield 0 2
Lebberston 0 2
Everley 0 1
Seamer 0 2
Hutton Buscel 0 2
Gristhorpe 0 2
Flixton 0 2
Staxton 0 2