Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Maidstone hundred Bartholomew
MAIDSTONE a town, a parish, two sub-districts, a district, and a hundred Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
PENNENDEN-HEATH a common 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 Maidstone 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.
William Cobbett Sept. 3rd to 6th, 1823: From Dover to the Wen 10
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 9
William Camden Kent 7
Celia Fiennes 1697: Through Kent to Canterbury and Dover 5
John Byng A Tour into Kent, 1790 2
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 2
William Cobbett Jan. 2nd, 1822: Sussex Journal 1
William Cobbett Oct. 7th Oct to Nov. 30th, 1822: Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex 1
William Cobbett Oct. 31st, 1825: Winchester to Burghclere 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 1
Celia Fiennes Epsom, Surrey 1
Robert Gammage On tramp in 1840, from London to the south coast 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
Tovil 0 2
Pennenden Heath 0 2
Allington 3 2
Loose 1 2
East Farleigh 0 3
Barming 0 3
Bearstead 1 2
Otham 0 2
Boxley 1 2
Coxheath 0 2
Aylesford 15 3
Ditton 0 2
West Farleigh 0 3
Langley 0 2
Boughton Monchelsea 0 2
Linton 0 2
Teston 1 3
Thurnham 0 3
Detling 0 3
East Malling 0 3