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English Place Names Explained (England's Living History)
A comprehensive study of English place names - their linguistic roots, historical connections and meanings. Also includes a county-by-county guide to the main place names and their origins.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Countryside Books (GB)
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I read this book as research for a project. It was very interesting and informative, discussing both the ancient settlement history of England and all the various elements and linguistic influences that have gone into naming English places, such as natural features, professions, transportation routes, folk and tribal names, agriculture, and colonization. Also useful was the glossary of prefixes and suffixes that are commonly found in England, as well as the 100-page county-by-county breakdown of ...more