Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
GOSPORT a town and two chapelries 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 Gosport 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 Aug. 5th to 10th, 1823: Hampshire and Surrey 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 2
William Cobbett Oct. 7th Oct to Nov. 30th, 1822: Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex 1
William Cobbett Aug. 30th to Sept. 1st, 1823: Sussex and Kent 1
William Cobbett Oct. 18th to 26th, 1826: Weston to Kensington 1
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 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
Burrow Island 0 2
Forton 0 2
Portsmouth 61 2
Anglesey 0 2
Alverstoke 0 2
Southsea 0 2
Elson 0 2
Stokes Bay 0 2
Landport 0 2
Portsea 0 3
Kingston 0 2
Fratton 0 2
Rowner 0 2
Milton 0 2
Spithead 0 2
Eastney 0 1
Hilsea 0 2
Portchester 1 3
Salterns 0 2
Paulsgrove 0 2