Leicestershire and Rutland Place Names

Leicestershire and Rutland Place Names

By: Anthony Poulton-Smith (author)Paperback

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This dictionary of Leicestershire and Rutland place-names examines their origins and meanings. It includes not only towns, villages and hamlets, but also rivers, streams, hills, fields and woods, as well as streets, buildings and public houses. A comprehensive description of the origin and evolution of each name is given, bringing to life the history of the place in a new and remarkably revealing way. Few are aware of the background of the names that are part of our everyday language, and Anthony Poulton-Smith uncovers this aspect of Leicestershire and Rutland's rich history to great effect.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9780750950459
  • ISBN10: 0750950455

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