Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
COVENTRY a town, a district, and a quondam city-county Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Keresley township Bartholomew
KERESLEY a hamlet and a chapelry Imperial
Radford hamlet Bartholomew
RADFORD a hamlet Imperial
Whitley village Bartholomew
WHITLEY a village Imperial
WILLENHALL a hamlet 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 Coventry 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.
Thomas Pennant Coventry 39
William Camden Nottinghamshire, Derby and Warwick 8
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: Coventry to London 7
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 1: Cheshire and North-West Midlands 6
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 4
Thomas Pennant Combe Abbey to Stow Nine Churches 4
Arthur Young 1776 Tour from Essex to Shropshire 4
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Cambridgeshire to Birmingham 4
William Camden The Division of Britaine 2
Thomas Pennant Tamworth to Meriden 2
William Camden Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincoln 1
William Camden Worcestershire and Staffordshire 1
William Camden Shropshire and Cheshire 1
Celia Fiennes To Herefordshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Shrewsbury to Bristol 1
Celia Fiennes Another tour of the Midlands 1
Robert Gammage How and Why I Became a Chartist; Schooldays 1
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 1
Thomas Pennant Lichfield 1
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Birmingham to Suffolk 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
Cheylesmore 5 0
Stivichall 0 2
Stoke 1 3
Whitley 0 2
Earlsdon 0 1
Coundon 0 2
Wyken 0 2
Fletchamstead 0 2
Willenhall 0 2
Kings Hill 0 2
Foleshill 0 2
Finham 0 4
Baginton 1 2
Keresley 0 2
Longford 0 2
Stoneleigh 1 2
Westwood 0 2
Binley 1 2
Walsgrave on Sowe 0 3
Allesley 3 2