Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Limehouse parish and railway station 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 Limehouse 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 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 2

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
Ratcliffe 8 2
Tower Hamlets 0 2
Stepney 5 2
Shadwell 2 2
Bow Common 0 1
Mile End 0 3
St George in the East 0 2
Poplar 5 3
Wapping 16 2
Rotherhithe 0 2
London Docks 0 1
Whitechapel 7 2
Bow 1 2
Bromley 0 2
Mile End New Town 0 2
Bethnal Green 6 2
Millwall 0 1
the Isle of Dogs 0 3
St Katherine 0 2
Victoria Park 0 3