Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
WINCHELSEA a decayed town and a parish 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 Winchelsea 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.
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 5
Celia Fiennes Tunbridge Wells and Rye 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 2
William Camden Kent 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 1
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 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
Rye Harbour 0 2
Camber 0 2
East Guldeford 0 2
Rye 21 3
Cinque Ports 0 2
Broomhill 2 2
Playden 0 2
Icklesham 0 2
Goldspur 0 2
Iden 0 2
Midley 0 2
Pett 0 2
Udimore 0 2
Brookland 0 2
Peasmarsh 0 2
Fairfield 0 2
Ivychurch 0 3
Old Romney 4 3
Stone 0 2
Snargate 1 2