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A Dic­tio­nary of British Place Names

This revised edi­tion of the Dic­tio­nary of British Place-Names includes over 17,000 engag­ing and infor­ma­tive entries, trac­ing the devel­op­ment of the fea­tured place-names from ear­li­est times to the present day. Includ­ed place-names range from the famil­iar to the obscure, among them ‚Beer‘, ‚Find­later‘, ‚Broad­bot­tom‘, and ‚Great Snor­ing‘. The A to Z entries are com­ple­ment­ed by a detailed intro­duc­to­ry essay dis­cussing the chronol­o­gy and devel­op­ment of Eng­lish, Irish, Welsh, and Scot­tish place-names, as well as an exten­sive bib­li­og­ra­phy, maps of Britain show­ing old and new bound­aries, and a glos­sary of com­mon ele­ments in place-names.

Both acces­si­ble and up to date, this dic­tio­nary is an ide­al com­pan­ion for any­body trav­el­ling around the British Isles, as well as for researchers and stu­dents with an inter­est in topon­o­my, local his­to­ry, car­tog­ra­phy, and lex­i­cog­ra­phy

A Dic­tio­nary of Lon­don Place-Names

Have you ever won­dered where the unusu­al names of Ele­phant and Cas­tle, Grim’s Ditch, Soho, and World’s End come from? Find out the lin­guis­tic and his­tor­i­cal ori­gins of these place-names and dis­cov­er their sig­nif­i­cance in record­ing Eng­lish cul­tur­al her­itage. From Abbey Road to Canary Wharf and Pic­cadil­ly to Whipps Cross, this author­i­ta­tive and absorb­ing dic­tio­nary cov­ers the mean­ings behind over 1,700 names of places, streets, sta­tions, and areas of Lon­don.
The book com­pris­es two main parts: a fas­ci­nat­ing intro­duc­tion, locat­ed on the Pref­ace tab, dis­cussing the chronol­o­gy and struc­ture of Lon­don place-names fol­low­ing the devel­op­ment of the city from pre-Celtic times to the present day; and an A‑Z of the place-names them­selves, giv­ing their date of first record, ori­gins, and asso­ci­a­tions. It also fea­tures 9 maps of Lon­don, a use­ful glos­sary of the ele­ments in Lon­don place-names, and a select bib­li­og­ra­phy.

Now revised and updat­ed to include the lat­est in names research and to include new place-names, this remains an excel­lent ref­er­ence guide for local his­to­ri­ans and a cap­ti­vat­ing read for both Lon­don­ers and vis­i­tors to the city.

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