A Dictionary of London Place-Names

A Dictionary of London Place-Names

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From Abbey Road to Yeading Brook and Garlick Hill to Puddle Dock, this new authoritative and absorbing dictionary covers over 1,700 names of streets, places, and areas of Greater London. Discover the linguistic and historical origins of these place names and their significance, following the development of the city from pre-Celtic times to the present day. This is an excellent reference guide for local historians and is fascinating reading for both Londoners and visitors to the city.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps of London
  • 0192801066
  • 9780192801067

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; THE GREATER LONDON BOROUGHS; MAPS; DICTIONARY OF LONDON PLACE NAMES; GLOSSARY OF ELEMENTS FOUND IN LONDON PLACE NAMES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHYshow more

About David Mills

A.D. Mills is Emeritus Reader in English, University of London, and is a member of the Council of the English Place-Name Society and of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland. His previous books include A Dictionary of English Place-Names, The Place-Names of Dorset, and The Place-Names of the Isle of Wight.show more

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