Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
KESWICK a town, a township, a chapelry, 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 Keswick 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.
George Head Workington and the Lake District 4
William Camden Cumberland 1
John Wesley 1749-50: Wesley and the Soldiers; In Ireland and Wales Again; Wesley Burned in Effigy 1
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 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
Friars Crag 0 2
Crosthwaite 0 2
Lords Island 0 2
Portinscale 0 2
Castlerigg 0 3
Ormathwaite 0 2
Briery 0 1
Applethwaite 0 2
Druids Circle 0 2
Underskiddaw 0 2
Braithwaite 0 2
Newlands 0 2
St John in the Vale 0 2
Coledale 0 2
Above Derwent 0 1
Wanthwaite 0 1
Thornthwaite 0 2
Lodore 0 2
Grange 0 3
Skiddaw 2 3