Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
TRURO a town, a parish, and a 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 Truro 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 3, Part 3: From Exeter to Land's End 13
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Lands End to Winchester 3
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 2
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Plymouth to Penzance 1
John Wesley 1746-8: Severe Weather; Ireland; Wesley's Protest against Lawlessness 1
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 1
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 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
Kenwyn 0 2
St Clement 0 2
Malpas 0 2
Kea 0 2
Merther 0 2
St Michael Penkevil 4 2
Tresilian 0 2
Carnon 0 2
Baldhu 0 2
Feock 0 3
Tregavethan 0 2
Lamorran 0 2
St Erme 0 2
St Allen 0 2
Devoran 0 2
Philleigh 0 3
Chacewater 0 2
Perranarworthal 1 3
Cornelly 0 2
Ruan Lanihorne 0 2