Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Shap market town and parish with railway station Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Brackenber hamlet Bartholomew
Hardendale hamlet Bartholomew
Hegdale hamlet Bartholomew
Keld hamlet Bartholomew
Racelt hamlet Bartholomew
Rosegill hamlet Bartholomew
Sleddale hamlet Bartholomew
Tailbert hamlet Bartholomew
Thornship hamlet Bartholomew
Toathmain hamlet Bartholomew

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 Shap 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.
Thomas Pennant September 18-23: The Borders and back to Cheshire 4
George Head Workington and the Lake District 3
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 2
George Head The Solway Coast 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
Karl Lofts 0 3
Swindale 0 1
Crosby Ravensworth 0 2
Reagill 0 2
Thrimby 0 2
Newby 0 2
West Ward 0 2
Birkbeck Fells 0 2
Sleagill 0 2
Maulds Meaburn 0 2
Knipe 0 2
Bampton 0 2
Morland 0 2
Mardale 0 2
Great Strickland 1 3
Lowther 1 4
Hackthorpe 0 2
Kings Meaburn 0 3
Helton 0 2
High Borrow Bridge 0 3