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    DescriptionHave you ever wondered where the unusual names of Elephant and Castle, Grim's Ditch, Soho, and World's End come from? Find out the linguistic and historical origins of these place-names and discover their significance in recording English cultural heritage. From Abbey Road to Canary Wharf and Piccadilly to Whipps Cross, this authoritative and absorbing dictionary covers the meanings behind over 1,700 names of places, streets, stations, and areas of London. The book comprises two main parts: a fascinating introduction, discussing the chronology and structure of London place-names following the development of the city from pre-Celtic times to the present day; and an A-Z of the place-names themselves, giving their date of first record, origins, and associations. It also features 9 maps of London, a useful glossary of the elements in London place-names, a select bibliography, and recommended web links. Now revised and updated to include the latest in names research and to include new place-names, this remains an excellent reference guide for local historians and a captivating read for both Londoners and visitors to the city.


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    Title
    A Dictionary of London Place-names
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A.D. Mills
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 255 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199566785
    ISBN 10: 019956678X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
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    BIC subject category V2: GBGP
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
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    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    DC22: 914.210014
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: GBC, RGXP
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Maps of London
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    02 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    David Mills is the Emeritus Reader in English, University of London, and a member of the English Place-Name Society and of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland.
    Review quote
    Review from previous edition The entries are models of their kind... engagingly and lucidly written... a treasure trove of rare delights Nomina
    Table of contents
    PREFACE ; INTRODUCTION ; THE GREATER LONDON BOROUGHS ; MAPS ; DICTIONARY OF LONDON PLACE-NAMES ; GLOSSARY OF THE ELEMENTS FOUND IN LONDON PLACE-NAMES ; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ; RECOMMENDED WEB LINKS