A History of English Field-names (Approaches to Local History)
By: John Field (author)Paperback
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Field names are not only interesting in themselves, but also a rich source of information about the communities originating them. The earliest recorded names often describe only the location or nature of the land, but changes in language, technology, social organisation, land ownership and even religious and political thinking have all contributed to a surprisingly complex picture today. A pioneering history.
Editorial Preface, Preface, Acknowledgements, List of Abbreviations. 1. Place names and field-names. 2. Common fields and the process of enclosure. 3. Field-names and the landscape. 4. Woodlands and wild life. 5. A living from the land. 6. Descriptions of size, shape and distance. 7. Transfer and transplantation. 8..Tenure and endowment. 9. Buildings, transport and manufacturing industry. 10. Religion, folk customs and assembly places. 11. Work in progress and prospect. Appendix. Index.
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