Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
HOLBORN a part of the metropolis, a parish, and a district Imperial
Holborn (St Andrew below the Bars) parish Bartholomew
Staple Inn parish Bartholomew
St Sepulchre parish Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
GRAYS INN ROAD a chapelry 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 Holborn 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 Middlesex and London 2
Charles Wesley 1745: London, Bristol and South Wales 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: London to Yorkshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: Coventry to London 1
Robert Gammage Liverpool and London in 1842 1
Paul Hentzner Arrival and London 1
John Wesley 1737-8: Troubles in Georgia; Return to England 1
Thomas Pennant Nantwich 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
Lincolns Inn 1 2
Grays Inn 3 2
Furnivals Inn 1 2
Covent Garden 2 1
Duchy of Lancaster 0 1
Middle Temple 0 2
St Giles 1 3
Saffron Hill 1 2
Grays Inn Road 0 2
Strand 1 5
Inner Temple 0 1
Bloomsbury 0 2
Clerkenwell 2 2
Soho 0 2
Charing Cross 1 4
Charter House 0 1
Glasshouse Yard 0 2
St James 0 2
Kings Cross 0 2
Finsbury 1 2