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A Dictionary of London Place-Names

A. D. Mills

Second edition

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199566785
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191726743 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199566785.001.0001
A Dictionary of London Place-Names

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Have 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, located on the Preface tab, 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, and a select bibliography.

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.

Book.  1618 pages.  98299 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Names Studies

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