Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
LEEDS a great town, a township, a parish, and a district Imperial
LEEDS AND BRADFORD RAILWAY a railway Imperial
LEEDS, BRADFORD, AND HALIFAX JUNCTION a railway Imperial
LEEDS, DEWSBURY, AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY a railway Imperial
LEEDS NORTHERN RAILWAY a railway Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
ALLERTON-CHAPEL, or Chapel-allerton a chapelry Imperial
Armley township, seat, and railway station Bartholomew
ARMLEY a township-chapelry Imperial
BEESTON a township-chapelry Imperial
Bramley township with railway station Bartholomew
BRAMLEY a village Imperial
Burley ecclesiastical district and village Bartholomew
BURLEY a village and a chapelry Imperial
Burmantofts ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
BURMANTOFTS a chapelry Imperial
Buslingthorpe ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
BUSLINGTHORPE a chapelry Imperial
Chapel Allerton township Bartholomew
Far Headingley ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
FAR-HEADINGLEY a chapelry Imperial
Farnley township Bartholomew
FARNLEY a chapelry Imperial
Gipton hamlet Bartholomew
GIPTON a hamlet Imperial
Harehill hamlet Bartholomew
HAREHILL a hamlet Imperial
Hatton Newsom village Bartholomew
HEADINGLEY a village, a township, and a chapelry Imperial
Headingley cum Burley township Bartholomew
Hough End hamlet Bartholomew
Hunslet township and railway station Bartholomew
Kirkstall ecclesiastical district with railway station Bartholomew
KNOSTROP a village Imperial
Leylands ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Little Holbeck ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Meanwood ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
MEANWOOD a hamlet and a chapelry Imperial
MILLSHAW a hamlet Imperial
NEWTON-POTTER a township Imperial
Newtown ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
NEWTOWN a chapelry Imperial
New Wortley ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Potter Newton township Bartholomew
Sheepscar 2 ecclesiastical districts Bartholomew
Stanningley ecclesiastical district and railway station Bartholomew
STANNINGLEY a chapelry, with a village Imperial
Temple Newsam township and seat Bartholomew
TEMPLENEWSAM a township, with seven villages or hamlets Imperial
Woodhouse ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
WOODHOUSE a chapelry Imperial
WOODSIDE a chapelry Imperial
Wortley township Bartholomew
WORTLEY (New) a chapelry Imperial
Wrangthorn ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
WRANGTHORN 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 Leeds 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 Selby and Goole 19
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 4: Leeds and North Yorkshire 15
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 3: South and West Yorkshire 9
Charles Wesley Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, 1756: Midlands, Yorkshire and Manchester 8
Robert Gammage Travelling in the north in 1842 7
George Head Leeds 6
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 1751: London to Bristol and the north 5
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Durham to Shropshire 4
George Head The West Riding 4
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Apr. 30, 1744: London to Newcastle 3
Charles Wesley Sept. 2 - Dec. 30, 1745: Yorkshire and Durham 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 9: Eastern Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland 3
Feargus O'Connor O'Connor's tour of Scotland, January 1839 3
William Camden Yorkshire: West Riding 2
Charles Wesley Jan. 1- Apr. 27, 1747: Yorkshire, Manchester and Bristol 2
John Wesley 1744-5: First Methodist Conference; Pressgangs and Mobs 2
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 2
John Wesley 1777-80: On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lord George Gordon 2
William Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 1
Charles Wesley May 17 - Aug. 28, 1743: Bristol to Newcastle, then Cornwall 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 2 - Dec. 31, 1746: The Midlands and the North-East 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 3: From Exeter to Land's End 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley 1
Robert Gammage On tramp in 1840, from London to the south coast 1
George Head Hull 1
George Head Carlisle and the Solway Firth 1
John Wesley 1743: Wesley Refused Sacraments at Epworth; Cornwall and the Scilly Isles 1
John Wesley 1754-6: Retirement in Paddington; Wesley Slandered; Premonitions 1
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 1
Thomas Pennant July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed 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
Leylands 0 1
Brewery Field 0 1
Sheepscar 0 2
Little Holbeck 0 1
Woodhouse 0 2
Buslingthorpe 0 2
Chapeltown 0 1
Burmantofts 0 2
New Wortley 0 2
Wrangthorn 0 2
Knowsthorpe 0 2
Holbeck 0 2
Burley 0 2
Hunslet 4 2
Potter Newton 0 2
Beeston 0 2
Wortley 0 2
Osmondthorpe 0 2
Headingley 0 2
Stourton 0 1