Leicestershire and Rutland Places Names
By (author) Anthony Poulton-Smith
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Leicestershire and Rutland Places Names by Anthony Poulton-Smith
Book DescriptionThis 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 DetailsISBN: 9780750950459
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In these pages we examine the origins of the names with which we are otherwise so familiar. Towns, villages, districts, hills, streams, woods, farms, fields, streets and even pubs are examined and explained.
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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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