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Dictionary of place-names in the British Isles

Adrian Room

Dictionary of place-names in the British Isles

by Adrian Room

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Published by Bloomsbury in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published 1988.

StatementAdrian Room.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi,414p. ;
Number of Pages414
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22266859M
ISBN 100747515115

O A-Z entries covering England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of British place names available. From Abbas Combe to Zennor, it gives the meaning and origin of names of counties, towns, and villages, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day. Invaluable for anyone finding out about a local 5/5(2). A Dictionary of British Place-Names, A.D. Mills (Oxford University Press ). A palimpsest is a manuscript that has been scraped clean and used to write something new. But the original manuscript can still be glimpsed under the new writing.

Isle definition, a small island. See more. Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. ,   Originally published in , this alphabetical dictionary is a major reference work, based on the archives of the English Place-Name Society and reflecting the scholarship in the subject, of all the names of cities, towns, villages, hamlets, rivers, streams, hills and other geographical locations included in the Ordnance Survey Road Atlas of Great Britain ().Pages:

A Dictionary of British Place Names. (Oxford Paperback Reference) Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. ISBN: Reviewed by Richard Utz Published A. D. Mills is known to specialists in etymology and historical geography as the author of highly valued. A Dictionary of British Place-Names is an accessible and engaging guide for anybody travelling the British Isles, as well as an authoritative source for researchers and students in the fields of toponomy, local history, cartography, and lexicography.


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Dictionary of place-names in the British Isles by Adrian Room Download PDF EPUB FB2

“Another volume for every local historian's bookshelf” - Local HistorianThis revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes o engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day.

Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and. A Dictionary of British Place-Names (Oxford Quick Reference) Both accessible and up to date, this dictionary is an ideal companion for anybody travelling around the British Isles, as well as for researchers and students with an interest in toponomy, local history, cartography, and s: This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes o engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day.

Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and 'Great Snoring'.Cited by:   This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes o engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day.

Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and 'Great Snoring'.

The A to Z entries are complemented by a 2/5(5). "A Dictionary of British Place-Names", compiled by A.D. Mills, is a unique resource for understanding the origins of place-names across the British Isles.

Whereas many other place-name books are restricted to England or particular regions, Mills' scope is broad, extending to the whole of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of.

Get this from a library. Dictionary of place-names in the British Isles. [Adrian Room]. A guide to over placenames in the British Isles. Placenames are a source of information about both local and national history and can also tell the story behind many people's names, the countryside and local families.

Dictionary of place-names in the British Isles Item Preview remove-circle Dictionary of place-names in the British Isles by Room, Adrian. Publication date Topics Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to : Isles definition, a small island. See more. Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.

Ltd. A Dictionary of British Place Names by AD Mills – review But using them as a historical or socio-economic map of the British Isles is.

For example, the persistence not only of Old English. This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes o engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day. Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and 'Great Snoring'.Brand: Oxford University Press, USA.

There are dozens of obvious ones linked to occupations, such as Smith (a name carried by more than half a million British and Irish people), or to. This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes o engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day.

Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and 'Great Snoring'. The A to Z entries are complemented by a. A Dictionary of British Place-Names - Ebook written by David Mills. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read A Dictionary of British Place-Names/5(2). Title: Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names Subtitle: The meaning and origin of place-names throughout the British Isles Author: A.

Mills Publisher: Oxford University Press Year:, Language: English Pages: ISBN: Nordic Names shortcut: PLA Index of Contents. Preface; Introduction Place-Names and their Meanings. Originally published inthis alphabetical dictionary is a major reference work, based on the archives of the English Place-Name Society and reflecting the scholarship in the subject, of all the names of cities, towns, villages, hamlets, rivers, streams, hills and other geographical locations included in the Ordnance Survey Road Atlas of Great Britain ()/5(10).

This article lists a number of common generic forms in place names in the British Isles, their meanings and some examples of their use. The study of place names is called toponymy; for a more detailed examination of this subject in relation to British and Irish place names, refer to Toponymy in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes o engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day. Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and 'Great Snoring'.

A Dictionary of British Place-Names contains place-names of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales to form an impressive collection of aro British place-names, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day. Adrian Richard West Room (27 SeptemberMelksham – 6 NovemberStamford, Lincolnshire) was a British toponymist and onomastician, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a prolific author of reference works relating primarily to the origins of word and place-names.

Between andRoom served in the Royal Naval Reserve, Special Branch, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. K. Cameron, A Dictionary of British Place Names ().

R Coates, Toponymic Topics - Essays on the early toponymy of the British Isles. E. Ekwall, The Oxford English Dictionary of English Place-Names, Oxford University Press, Fourth Edition () ld and J.

Creswell, The Guinness Book of British Place Names (). This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes o engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day.

Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and 'Great Snoring'/5(15).

This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes o engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day. Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and 'Great Snoring'.Brand: OUP Oxford.