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Published: 14 November 2011

576 Pages | 5 maps

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199609086

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A Dictionary of British Place-Names

Revised Edition

Edited by David Mills

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  • A diverse selection of well-known British place-names, explaining the origin and meaning of each of them
  • The most up-to-date edition available with approximately 200 new entries such as Aperfield ('open land where apple trees grow'), Boot ('place at the bend'), and Kidsgrove ('pen for young goats')
  • Includes a detailed and informative introductory essay providing an overview of place-names and their meanings, the scope and arrangement of the dictionary, and the chronology and languages of English place-names
  • Features a list of counties and unitary authorities, as well as an extensive bibliography, maps of Britain showing old and new boundaries, and a glossary of common elements in place-names (e.g. 'berg', 'feld', 'stede').
  • A new appendix with recommended web links pointing to relevant online resources, accessible via a companion website

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