Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
SUNDERLAND a town, a parish, and a district Imperial
Wearmouth 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 Sunderland 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.
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 1751: London to Bristol and the north 3
George Head Durham Coast 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 2
Robert Gammage Touring the Welsh border in 1852 and 1853 2
George Head Whitehaven 2
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 2
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 1
Charles Wesley May 17 - Aug. 28, 1743: Bristol to Newcastle, then Cornwall 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 2 - Dec. 30, 1745: Yorkshire and Durham 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 1
Robert Gammage Hampshire, Lancashire, and final reflections 1
George Head Leeds 1
George Head Newcastle upon Tyne 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 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
Millfield 0 2
Deptford 0 2
Pallion 0 2
Monkwearmouth 0 2
Bishop Wearmouth 0 2
Hendon 0 2
Monkwearmouth Shore 0 1
Southwick on Wear 0 2
Maiden Paps 0 2
Ford 0 2
Tunstall 0 2
Fulwell 0 2
South Hylton 0 1
Silksworth 0 2
Hylton 1 6
Ryhope 0 2
Offerton 0 2
Herrington 0 2
East Boldon 0 1
Boldon 0 2