Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
CHRISTCHURCH-SOUTHWARK a parish and a sub-district Imperial
SOUTHWARK a metropolitan borough, five parishes, and three districts Imperial
St George the Martyr parish Bartholomew
St Olave Southwark parish Bartholomew
St Saviour parish 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 Southwark 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 5 (London), Part 1: Overview and Suburbs 13
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 2: The City 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 4
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 2
William Camden Middlesex and London 2
Celia Fiennes London, part 1 2
James Boswell September 21st to 24th, 1773: Dunvegan to Talisker 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
Daniel Defoe Preface to Third Volume 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Carlisle to Newcastle 1
George Head Durham Coast 1
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 1
Karl Moritz Chapter 2: Entering London 1
Karl Moritz Chapter 7: St. Paul's Cathedral 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
Borough 0 2
Waterloo 0 5
Newington 9 2
Inner Temple 0 1
Horsleydown 0 2
Middle Temple 0 2
Tower of London 0 6
Walworth 0 2
Bermondsey 1 2
Duchy of Lancaster 0 1
Lambeth 9 2
Strand 1 5
St Katherine 0 2
Aldgate 0 2
Westminster 103 7
Covent Garden 2 1
Lincolns Inn 1 2
Kennington 0 2
Glasshouse Yard 0 2
Charter House 0 1