Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
ROCHDALE a town and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Delph village and railway terminus Bartholomew
DELPH a village and a sub-district Imperial
Denshaw ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Dobcross town Bartholomew
DOBCROSS a village and a chapelry Imperial
FRIARMERE a chapelry Imperial
Grasscroft village Bartholomew
Grotton village with railway station Bartholomew
High Moor village Bartholomew
Hurstfield village Bartholomew
LANEHEAD a hamlet Imperial
LORD'S-MERE Imperial
Lydgate ecclesiastical district and village Bartholomew
LYDGATE a village and a chapelry Imperial
New Road village Bartholomew
Nook village Bartholomew
QUICK a hamlet Imperial
Quickmere local government district Bartholomew
Radcliffe Mill village Bartholomew
Saddleworth township Bartholomew
Shawhall village Bartholomew
Shelderslow hamlet Bartholomew
Springhead village Bartholomew
Stonesbreak village Bartholomew
Stonewood village Bartholomew
Upper Mill small town Bartholomew
Waterhead hamlet Bartholomew
Woodbrough village 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 Rochdale 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 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 6
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 3
John Wesley 1749-50: Wesley and the Soldiers; In Ireland and Wales Again; Wesley Burned in Effigy 2
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Durham to Shropshire 1
George Head The West Riding 1
George Head Selby and Goole 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
Spotland 0 2
Falinge 0 3
Wardleworth 0 2
Newbold 0 1
Castleton Moor 0 2
Hamer 0 1
Castleton By Rochdale 0 3
Bamford 0 2
Balderstone 0 1
Smallbridge 0 2
Healey 0 2
Thornham 0 2
Heywood 0 2
Butterworth 0 2
Hopwood 0 2
Ashworth 0 2
Wuerdle 0 2
Dearnley 0 1
Norden 0 2
Birtle 0 2