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This book explains the meanings of more than 1500 place-names and discusses the techniques by which this information is obtained. It is not limited to England, but includes names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man. In ordinary language, and assuming no special knowledge on the reader's part, the author briefly discusses a wide selection of names of counties, towns, villages, rivers, forests and hills. Names introduced or revived as a result of local government reorganisation are also considered. This book - the only short work covering the place-names of the whole of the British Isles - includes a comprehensive index and a glossary of terms. This fourth edition has been revised and updated by Dr Margaret Gelling.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747806172
ISBN-10: 0747806179
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 113mm x 10mm)
Pages: 72
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - John Field

The late John Field, editorial assistant in the English Place-Name Society, was engaged in place-name research for many years. He had a particular interest in field-names and published 'English Field-names: A Dictionary' in 1972 and 'A History of English Field-names in 1993.

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