A Dictionary of British Place Names

Author: A. D. Mills
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191578472
Release Date: 2003-10-09
Genre: Reference

Over 15,000 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 area, lexicographers and local historians alike will be fascinated by what these place-names reveal. The dictionary features an in-depth introductory essay which discusses the chronology and development of British place-names, different types of formation, and sections focusing on Irish, Welsh, and Scottish place-names. It also includes an extensive bibliography for further research, maps of Britain showing old and new boundaries, and provides a Glossary of common elements in place-names. This critically acclaimed dictionary has been described as 'an indispensable travellling companion' (Landscape History), and 'another volume for every local historian's bookshelf' (Local Historian).

The concise Oxford dictionary of English place names

Author: Eilert Ekwall
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:49015002853258
Release Date: 1960-12-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides over 10,000 chief English place-names of country, counties, towns, parishes, villages, and other locations, for etymologically interesting places

Encore Tricolore Nouvelle 4 Student Book

Author: Heather Mascie-Taylor
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0174403445
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

Encore Tricolore nouvelle edition builds on the success of Encore Tricolore and Tricolore. The new edition is exactly the right level for middle to high ability. The course now incorporates new features to bring it in line with the revised GCSE and Standard Grade specifications.