Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
CHATHAM a town and a parish Imperial
Chatham and Gillingham hundred Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
BROMPTON a town and two chapelries Imperial
Luton ecclesiastical district and village Bartholomew
LUTON a chapelry 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 Chatham 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 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 6
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 4
John Byng A Tour into Kent, 1790 2
William Cobbett Dec. 4th to 5th, 1821: Kentish Journal 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 2
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 2
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 2
William Camden Kent 1
John Wesley 1785-90: Collects Money for the Poor; Visits House of Lords; Reasons for his Long Life 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
Luton 0 2
Lidsing 0 3
New Brompton 0 1
Borstal 0 1
Brompton 0 2
Rochester 56 5
Gillingham 2 3
Bredhurst 0 2
Wouldham 0 2
Grange 0 2
Burham 0 2
Rainham 0 2
Frindsbury 0 2
Strood 0 2
Upnor 0 1
Boxley 1 2
Yelsted 0 2
Detling 0 3
Cuxton 0 2
Aylesford 15 3