Cambridgeshire Place Names (BOK)

Anthony Poulton-Smith, Chris Stanbury

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Ever wondered why our towns and villages are named as they are? Who named them and why? Within these pages author Anthony Poulton-Smith examines the origins of the place names with which we are otherwise so familiar. Towns, villages, districts, hills, streams, woods, farms, fields, streets and even pubs are examined and explained. Some of the definitions give a glimpse of life in the earlier days of the settlement, and for the author there is nothing more satisfying than finding a name which gives such a snapshot. The definitions are supported by anecdotal evidence, bring to life the individuals and events which have influenced the places and the way these names have developed. This is not simply a dictionary but a history and will prove invaluable not only for those who live and work in the county but also visitors and tourists, historians and former inhabitants, indeed anyone with an interest in Cambridgeshire.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Anthony Poulton-Smith, Chris Stanbury
ISBN 9781850589594
Antall sider 176 Dimensjoner 14,8cm x 21cm x 1,1cm
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Local history, Place names & gazetteers