Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
ROTHERHAM a town, a township, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial

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

Place Type of entry Source
Brinsworth township Bartholomew
BRINSWORTH a township Imperial
Catcliffe township Bartholomew
CATCLIFFE a township Imperial
Cinder Bridge hamlet Bartholomew
CINDER-BRIDGE a hamlet Imperial
Dalton Brook village Bartholomew
Greasbrough town and township Bartholomew
GREASBROUGH a village and a chapelry Imperial
Hill Top hamlet Bartholomew
HILL-TOP a hamlet Imperial
Holmes hamlet with railway station Bartholomew
HOLMES a hamlet Imperial
Ickles hamlet Bartholomew
ICKLES a village Imperial
JORDAN a hamlet Imperial
Kimberworth township Bartholomew
Masborough ecclesiastical district and railway station Bartholomew
NETHERFOLD a hamlet Imperial
ORGREAVE a township Imperial
PARKGATE a village Imperial
Tinsley township and railway station Bartholomew
TINSLEY a township-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 Rotherham 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
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: Hull to Chatsworth 3
William Camden Yorkshire: West Riding 1
Charles Wesley May 17 - Aug. 28, 1743: Bristol to Newcastle, then Cornwall 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Apr. 30, 1744: London to Newcastle 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1- Apr. 27, 1747: Yorkshire, Manchester and Bristol 1
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 1751: London to Bristol and the north 1
Charles Wesley Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, 1756: Midlands, Yorkshire and Manchester 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley 1
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 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
Masbrough 0 2
Kimberworth 0 2
Ickles 0 2
Greasborough 0 2
Eastwood 0 1
Clifton 0 1
Park Gate 0 2
Brinsworth 0 2
Brightside 0 2
Scholes 0 1
Tinsley 0 2
Herringthorpe 0 2
Rawmarsh 0 2
Dalton 0 2
Wincobank 0 2
Carbrook 0 2
Shire Green 0 2
Thorpe Hesley 0 2
Wentworth 4 2
Catcliffe 0 2