Draycott, Derbyshire

Draycott, Derbyshire

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bermondsey is an area in London on the south bank of the river Thames, and is part of the London Borough of Southwark. To the west lies Southwark, to the east Rotherhithe, and to the south, Walworth and Peckham.Bermondsey may be understood to mean 'Beornmund's island'; but, while "Beornmund" represents an Old English personal name, identifying an individual once associated with the place, the element "-ey" represents Old English "eg," for "island," "piece of firm land in a fen," or simply a "place by a stream or river." Thus Bermondsey need not have been an island as such in the Anglo-Saxon period, and is as likely to have been a higher, drier spot in an otherwise marshy area.Though Bermondsey's earliest written appearance is in the Domesday Book of 1086, it also appears in a source which, though surviving only in a copy written at Peterborough Abbey in the 12th century, reliably describes earlier events.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135843737
  • 9786135843736