Person    | Female  Born 7/6/1662  Died 10/4/1741

Celia Fiennes

Categories: Exploring

Traveller and diarist. Born near Salisbury. Moved to join a sister's family in London in 1691. She explored England on horse-back at a time when travel was difficult and particularly so for a woman. Sign posts, or 'guide stoops', were only just being introduced and it was rare to travel for its own sake. She travelled sometimes with family members and sometimes alone with servants, on and off from 1684 - 1712. She wrote a journal which was published after her death and has proved a valuable resource for historians. As far as we can tell Ranulph Fiennes is not related.

Died, unmarried, at the house marked by the plaque, probably the home of one of her nieces, and was buried at her birth place.

The picture shows the memorial to her at No Man's Heath, Cheshire.

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Celia Fiennes

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Celia Fiennes

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