London Street Names

London Street Names

Paperback Shire Discovering

By (author) John Wittich

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  • Publisher: SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 136 pages
  • Dimensions: 113mm x 177mm x 6mm | 191g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 0747803099
  • ISBN 13: 9780747803096
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 343,000

Product description

Piccadilly, Pall Mall, Old Bailey, Houndsditch and Crutched Friars are some of the unusual London street names that must puzzle those who use them daily as much as they puzzle the tourist. How did they arise, and what do they mean? This book explains these and over seven hundred and fifty other sin London. The origin of a stret name often reveals unsuspected facts about the history of the area. Many names date back to Saxon times. Sraightforward-looking names are not always what they seem.

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Author information

John Wittich has lectured on London and architecture for a number of years. A guide-lecturer of the London Tourist Board, he is a Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Life Member of the Royal Photographic Soicety, a Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman Emeritus of the Worshipful Companyof Woolmen, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Table of contents

Introduction London street names Index