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The Penguin Dictionary of British Place Names By Adrian Room

The Penguin Dictionary of British Place Names
by Adrian Room

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A place name can tell us when a town was founded, who founded it what the surrounding countryside was like and even which animals lived there. This is an A-Z guide to the meaning and history of 10,000 place names from England, Scotland and Wales.
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The Penguin Dictionary of British Place Names Summary


The Penguin Dictionary of British Place Names by Adrian Room

A comprehensive A-Z guide to the meaning and history of 10,000 place names from England, Scotland and Wales. Unlocking the meaning of a place namecan provide fasinating insights into the history and development of a community. A place name can tell us when a town was founded, who founded it what the surrounding countryside was like and even which animals lived there. This dictionary provides the key. Covering names of countries, regions, cities, towns, suburbs, villages and rivers. In each case it explains precisely the place names means, what language it is derived from (for example, Anglo-Saxon, Celtic) and when it was first recorded and provides a host of background details. The dictionary also explains the meaning and significance of comman elements in place names (for example, "ham") and includes a number of maps.

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About Adrian Room


Adrian Room is the author of over 30 popular reference books, including key works on names. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the English Place-Names Society and American Name Society. He lives in Lincolnshire.

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GOR001517113
The Penguin Dictionary of British Place Names by Adrian Room
Adrian Room
Penguin reference
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-04-24
592
0140514538
9780140514537
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