Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
TUNBRIDGE-WELLS a town, six chapelries, and a sub-district 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 Tunbridge Wells 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 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 9
Celia Fiennes Tunbridge Wells and Rye 7
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 5
Celia Fiennes 1697: Through Kent to Canterbury and Dover 3
Celia Fiennes Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Chichester 2
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: York and Scarborough 2
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: Coventry to London 2
Robert Gammage Liverpool and London in 1842 2
Henry Broadhurst In Journeyings Often 1
William Cobbett Aug. 30th to Sept. 1st, 1823: Sussex and Kent 1
William Cobbett Sept. 3rd to 6th, 1823: From Dover to the Wen 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Durham to Shropshire 1
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 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
Washlingstone 0 2
Broadwater 0 2
Rusthall 0 2
Southborough 1 2
Frant 1 2
Speldhurst 2 2
Pembury 0 2
Langton Green 0 3
Bidborough 0 2
Eridge Green 0 2
Groombridge 0 2
Fordcombe 0 3
Little Bayham 0 2
Tudeley 0 2
Ashurst 4 2
Tonbridge 23 5
Penshurst 1 2
Bayham 0 2
Capel 0 2
Matfield 0 2