Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Kensington division Bartholomew
KENSINGTON a metropolitan suburb, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a division Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Brompton district and railway station Bartholomew
Brompton, West ecclesiastical districts Bartholomew
CAMPDEN-HILL a chapelry Imperial
Earls Court station Bartholomew
EARLS-COURT a chapelry Imperial
HOLLAND HOUSE a mansion Imperial
KENSINGTON-GRAVEL-PITS a metropolitan suburb Imperial
NOTTING-DALE a chapelry Imperial
NOTTING-HILL a quondam hamlet and five chapelries Imperial
SHEPHERDS-BUSH a metropolitan suburb Imperial
South Kensington district and railway station Bartholomew
Westbourne Park district and railway station Bartholomew
West Brompton district 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 Kensington 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 6, Part 1: Middlesex, Hertford and Buckinghamshire 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 2
Karl Moritz Chapter 8: London to Richmond 2
Charles Wesley May 1 - Aug. 6, 1740: London,and then to Bristol 1
Charles Wesley 1749: Marriage to Sally Gwynne 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 1: London to Winchester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 1
Celia Fiennes Moving to London 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: London to Bury St Edmunds 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Exeter to London 1
Celia Fiennes London, part 1 1
John Wesley 1743: Wesley Refused Sacraments at Epworth; Cornwall and the Scilly Isles 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
Campden Hill 0 1
Earls Court 0 2
Kensington Gravel Pits 0 1
Northend 0 2
Norlands 0 1
West Brompton 0 2
Brook Green 0 1
South Kensington 0 1
Bayswater 0 2
Brompton 0 2
Hammersmith 7 3
Notting Hill 0 2
Shepherds Bush 0 2
Westbourne Park 0 2
Walham Green 0 2
Knightsbridge 0 2
Hyde Park 0 1
Chelsea 17 2
Edgware Road 0 1
Parsons Green 0 2