Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
HAMMERSMITH a metropolitan suburb and a parish Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Shepherd's Bush ecclesiastical district and railway station Bartholomew
STARCH-GREEN a place 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 Hammersmith 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 3
William Cobbett Oct. 7th Oct to Nov. 30th, 1822: Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 1
Celia Fiennes Moving to London 1
Karl Moritz Chapter 8: London to Richmond 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
Brook Green 0 1
Shepherds Bush 0 2
Northend 0 2
Campden Hill 0 1
Earls Court 0 2
Norlands 0 1
Kensington 21 3
Chiswick 3 2
West Brompton 0 2
Notting Hill 0 2
Turnham Green 0 2
Barnes 1 2
Kensington Gravel Pits 0 1
Walham Green 0 2
Parsons Green 0 2
Acton Green 0 1
Fulham 8 2
Wormwood Scrubs 0 2
Westbourne Park 0 2
South Acton 0 1