Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Bedford Circus precinct and ecclesiastical district, in Exeter Bartholomew
BRADNINCH a precinct Imperial
Castle Yard precinct, in Exeter Bartholomew
CASTLE-YARD an extra-parochial place Imperial
EXETER a city and a district Imperial
EXE (The) a river 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 Exeter 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 Cornwall and Devon 18
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 3: From Exeter to Land's End 8
Robert Gammage Election to the Chartist National Convention in 1852 6
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Bristol to Plymouth 4
Charles Wesley May 17 - Aug. 28, 1743: Bristol to Newcastle, then Cornwall 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 3
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lands End to Winchester 3
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Exeter to London 3
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Plymouth to Penzance 2
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 1746: Bristol and Cornwall 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 2: Oxford, Bristol and Gloucester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 1
Robert Gammage Touring South Wales 1
John Wesley 1743: Wesley Refused Sacraments at Epworth; Cornwall and the Scilly Isles 1
John Wesley 1746-8: Severe Weather; Ireland; Wesley's Protest against Lawlessness 1
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 1
Thomas Pennant Tyringham to Woburn 1

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St Leonard 0 1
Heavitree 0 2
Whipton 0 2
Exwick 0 2
St Thomas 0 4
Countess Wear 0 2
Alphington 0 2
Pinhoe 0 2
Cowley 0 2
Bishops Clyst 0 1
Sowton 0 2
Brampford Speke 0 2
Topsham 7 2
Stoke Canon 0 2
Exminster 2 3
Ide 0 2
Huxham 0 2
Shillingford 0 2
Upton Pyne 0 2
Poltimore 1 2