Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

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

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

Place Type of entry Source
AISLABY a chapelry Imperial
Baytown name sometimes given to Bartholomew
Dunsley hamlet Bartholomew
Eskdaleside township Bartholomew
ESKDALESIDE, or Sleights a township-chapelry Imperial
Fylingdales coastal township Bartholomew
GROSMONT, or GROMOND a hamlet Imperial
Hawsker with Stainsacre coastal township Bartholomew
IBURN-DALE a hamlet Imperial
Newholm with Dunsley township Bartholomew
NEWHOLM-WITH-DUNSLEY a township Imperial
Normanby hamlet Bartholomew
Parkgate hamlet Bartholomew
Ramsdale hamlet Bartholomew
Raven Hill Bartholomew
Robin Hood's Bay fishing town Bartholomew
Rowe hamlet Bartholomew
Ruswarp township and railway station Bartholomew
RUSWARP a township Imperial
Sleights village with railway station Bartholomew
Sleights Moor land common to two townships Bartholomew
Stakesby Hall seat Bartholomew
Ugglebarnby township Bartholomew
UGGLEBARNBY a township-chapelry 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 Whitby 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.
George Head North Riding 10
Thomas Pennant July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed 4
William Camden Yorkshire: East and North Ridings 3
George Head Tees-side 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 1
George Head Liverpool 1
George Head Hull 1
George Head East Riding 1
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 1
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 1
Thomas Pennant June 26-July 3: Cheshire to the East Riding 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
Ruswarp 0 2
Newholm 0 2
Ugglebarnby 0 2
Dunsley 0 1
Aislaby 0 2
Hawsker 0 2
Sandsend 0 2
Mulgrave Castle 0 2
Eskdaleside 0 2
Sneaton 0 2
Hutton Mulgrave 0 2
Sleights Moor 0 1
Barnby 0 2
Grosmont 0 2
Kettleness 0 2
Esk 0 2
Lythe 0 2
Robin Hoods Bay 2 2
Hob Holes 0 2
Fylingdales 0 2