Leicestershire and Rutland Places Names by Anthony Poulton-Smith
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Leicestershire and Rutland Places Names
By Anthony Poulton-Smith

Leicestershire and Rutland Places Names

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Leicestershire and Rutland Places Names by Anthony Poulton-Smith

Book Description

This dictionary of "Leicestershire and Rutland Place-names" examines their origins and meanings. It includes not only towns, villages and hamlets, but also rivers, streams, hills, fields and woods, as well as streets, buildings and public houses. A comprehensive description of the origin and evolution of each name is given, bringing to life the history of the place in a new and remarkably revealing way. Few are aware of the background of the names that are part of our everyday language, and Anthony Poulton-Smith brings this aspect of Leicestershire's rich history to life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750950459
ISBN-10: 0750950455
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anthony Poulton-Smith

Anthony Poulton-Smith is a writer and local historian, with over 350 articles and five books to his credit. They include Derbyshire Place-names and Worcestershire Place-names for Sutton. He lives in Tamworth.

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