Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
SHOREDITCH a quondam village, a parish, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
HAGGERSTONE a quondam hamlet, eight chapelries, and two sub-districts Imperial
HOLYWELL a parochial division and a sub-district Imperial
Hoxton district Bartholomew
HOXTON a quondam hamlet, seven chapelries, and two sub-districts 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 Shoreditch 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 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 5 (London), Part 3: The Court and Westminster 1
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 1
Thomas Pennant St Albans to London 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
Hoxton 0 2
Haggerston 0 2
De Beauvoir Town 0 2
St Luke 0 3
Kingsland 0 2
Norton Folgate 0 2
Finsbury 1 2
Spitalfields 12 5
Mile End New Town 0 2
Dalston 0 2
Bethnal Green 6 2
Canonbury 0 2
Glasshouse Yard 0 2
Charter House 0 1
Balls Pond 0 2
Islington 48 2
Whitechapel 7 2
Aldgate 0 2
Clerkenwell 2 2
Pentonville 0 2