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Understanding English Place Names - William Addison

B. T. Batsford, 1978, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Every signpost prompts questions to those on the look-out for local history. This book shows just how much place-names can tell us about English history and the evolution of the English landscape — how place-names are the product of personal names, topographical features, racial takeovers, old customs and so on. Just as important, it shows that the obvious interpretation is seldom the right one (the Slaughters, in the Cotswolds, were not associated with a series of massacres, but derived their name from ‘slough’, a muddy place).

Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 159
ISBN: 0713402954

£Now with a new owner.