Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
BUXTON a small town, a chapelry, and a subdistrict 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 Buxton 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 2: The Peak District 14
George Head The Peak District 11
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: The Peak District 5
William Camden Nottinghamshire, Derby and Warwick 3
Thomas Pennant June 26-July 3: Cheshire to the East Riding 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 1
George Head Liverpool 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 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
Fairfield 0 2
Burbage 0 2
Kingsterndale 0 3
Wormhill 2 2
Fernilee 0 2
Tunstead 0 2
Chelmorton 0 2
Blackwell 0 2
Taxal 0 2
Chapel En le Frith 1 2
Hollinsclough 0 2
Earl Sterndale 0 3
Flash 0 2
Peak Forest 1 2
Tideswell 11 2
Priestcliff 0 2
Wheston 0 3
Quarnford 0 2
Saltersford 0 3
Wildboarclough 0 2