Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
GILES (St.) a parish and a sub-district Imperial
NORTHAMPTON a town and a district Imperial
NORTHAMPTON and BANBURY 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 Northampton 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 Part II: Daventry to Northampton 16
George Borrow Around Anglesey (2) 11
William Camden Huntingdon and Northampton 6
Thomas Pennant Northampton to Gothurst 6
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 5
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 5
Robert Gammage Becoming a Chartist speaker, and first leaving Northampton in 1840 5
Karl Moritz Chapter 12: Derbyshire to Northampton 5
Robert Gammage Gammage's first letter to the Chronicle 4
Robert Gammage How and Why I Became a Chartist; Schooldays 4
Robert Gammage On tramp in 1840, from London to the south coast 4
Robert Gammage Liverpool and London in 1842 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 1: Middlesex, Hertford and Buckinghamshire 2
Celia Fiennes Another tour of the Midlands 2
Robert Gammage Eight months in Sherborne 2
Robert Gammage Working and Campaigning in Chelmsford in 1841-2 2
Robert Gammage Chelmsford, Oxford and Nottinghamshire 2
John Wesley 1740-2: Preaching Incidents; Wesley's Labor Colony; Dispute with Whitefield 2
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 2
Karl Moritz Chapter 13: Northampton to London 2
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Cambridgeshire to Birmingham 2
George Borrow Wrexham and Llangollen 1
William Camden Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 1
William Camden Shropshire and Cheshire 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Apr. 30, 1744: London to Newcastle 1
Daniel Defoe Preface to Second Volume 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: Coventry to London 1
Robert Gammage Touring the Welsh border in 1852 and 1853 1
Robert Gammage Travelling in the north in 1842 1
Robert Gammage Touring central Scotland 1
Robert Gammage Ayrshire and Renfrewshire 1
John Wesley 1744-5: First Methodist Conference; Pressgangs and Mobs 1
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 1
Thomas Pennant Tamworth to Meriden 1
Thomas Pennant Combe Abbey to Stow Nine Churches 1
Thomas Pennant Towcester to Redborn 1
Thomas Pennant Ampthill to Luton 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
Hardingstone 3 2
Far Cotton 0 3
Delapre Abbey 2 2
Kingsthorpe 2 2
Abington 0 2
Dallington 0 2
Duston 0 2
Weston Favell 0 2
Wootton 0 2
Upton 2 2
Great Houghton 0 3
Boughton 1 2
Little Billing 1 2
Milton Malsor 0 3
Spelhoe 0 2
Rothersthorpe 0 2
Collingtree 0 2
Kislingbury 0 2
Little Houghton 1 3
Great Billing 0 3