Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
SALISBURY a city, three parishes, and a district Imperial
SALISBURY and DORSET railway a railway Imperial
SALISBURY and YEOVIL railway a railway Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
FORD a tything Imperial
MILFORD a tything 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 Salisbury 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.
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 18
William Camden Wiltshire and Hampshire 12
William Cobbett Oct. 7th Oct to Nov. 30th, 1822: Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex 7
William Cobbett Aug. 31st Aug to Sept. 4th, 1826: Salisbury to Highworth 7
William Cobbett Aug. 28th to 30th, 1826: Down the valley of the Avon in Wiltshire 6
William Cobbett Oct. 18th to 26th, 1826: Weston to Kensington 5
Celia Fiennes Wiltshire and Dorset 5
Celia Fiennes Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 4
William Cobbett Oct. 30th to Nov. 8th, 1821: London to Gloucester 3
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Exeter to London 3
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 2
William Camden Ireland (1) 2
William Cobbett Jan. 2nd, 1822: Sussex Journal 2
William Cobbett Aug. 24th to 28th, 1826: Burghclere to Petersfield 2
William Cobbett Sept. 6th to 11th, 1826: Highworth to Malmsbury 2
Charles Wesley Sept. 9 - Dec. 31, 1737: Oxfordshire, and down to Devon 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 2: Somerset and Wiltshire 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 3: Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 2
Robert Gammage On tramp in 1840, from London to the south coast 2
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 2
James Boswell October 27th to November 7th, 1773: Through Glasgow to Ayrshire 1
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 1
William Camden Dorset and Somerset 1
William Cobbett Jan. 21st to 22nd, 1822: Huntingdon Journal 1
Charles Wesley May 17 - Aug. 28, 1743: Bristol to Newcastle, then Cornwall 1
Charles Wesley 1745: London, Bristol and South Wales 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: London to Yorkshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: Hull to Chatsworth 1
Celia Fiennes 1697: Through Kent to Canterbury and Dover 1
John Wesley 1737-8: Troubles in Georgia; Return to England 1
John Wesley 1749-50: Wesley and the Soldiers; In Ireland and Wales Again; Wesley Burned in Effigy 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 1
Thomas Pennant Northampton to Gothurst 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
Fisherton Anger 0 2
East Harnham 0 2
Milford 0 2
West Harnham 0 2
Old Sarum 0 2
Laverstock 4 2
Bemerton 0 2
Stratford Sub Castle 2 2
Quidhampton 0 1
Netherhampton 0 3
Britford 0 2
Fugglestone St Peter 0 2
Clarendon Park 7 2
Nunton 0 2
Wilton 10 3
Winterbourne Earls 0 2
Ditchampton 0 2
Longford 0 2
Cawden and Cadworth 0 2
Bodenham 0 2