Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BLOCKHOUSE an extra-parochial tract 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 Worcester 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 Camden Worcestershire and Staffordshire 12
William Cobbett Sept. 12th to 27th, 1826: Malmsbury to Worcestershire 7
William Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 6
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 5
Charles Wesley 1750: Bristol and London 3
Celia Fiennes To Herefordshire 3
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Shrewsbury to Bristol 3
George Borrow Around Anglesey (2) 2
William Camden Hereford, Radnor, Brecon, Monmouth and Glamorgan 2
Celia Fiennes Another tour of the Midlands 2
Thomas Pennant August 7-13: Aberdeen and the North East 2
George Borrow Festiniog 1
James Boswell October 9th to 16th, 1773: Mull 1
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 1751: London to Bristol and the north 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, 1756: Midlands, Yorkshire and Manchester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 1: Cheshire and North-West Midlands 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 1
William Gilpin London to Ross 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 1
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 1
Thomas Pennant Tamworth to Meriden 1
Thomas Pennant Northampton to Gothurst 1
Thomas Pennant Tyringham to Woburn 1
Thomas Pennant July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed 1
Thomas Pennant July 24-31: Fife and Perthshire 1
Thomas Pennant September 5-17: Inveraray to Edinburgh 1
Edwin Russell Oct. 11 to Nov. 1: Condition of Farm Labourers 1

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Whistones 0 2
Bedwardine 0 4
Henwick 0 2
Barbourne 0 2
Boughton 0 2
Wick Episcopi 0 2
Rushwick 0 1
Claines 0 2
Broadheath 0 2
Warndon 0 2
Whittington 0 2
Bevere 0 2
Fernhill Heath 0 2
Hallow 0 2
Spetchley 0 2
Hawford 0 2
Hindlip 0 3
Norton Juxta Kempsey 0 1
Powick 1 2
Bredicot 0 2