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Pronunciation of Old English and Old Norse Spellings
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13th century affix Anglo-Saxon appears barrow Castle Celtic Celtic names century church compound counties Danelaw dative denote dialectal district Domesday Book earlier early forms early spellings East enclosure English place-names English word Ermine Street etymology examples farm farmstead or village field-names folk-name ford FORMS MEANING SOURCE French frequently genitive glade Herefordshire hill homestead identical inghams Lane later Latin Lincolnshire manor medieval Middle English Midlands minor names MODERN FORMS MEANING Norman Conquest North occasionally occurs Old Danish Old English Old Norse open land origin perhaps plural probably refers ridge Riding river river-names Roman road Romano-British Ryknield Street Saxons second element self-explanatory sense settlement shire Similarly simplex name sometimes South stone stream Street survives town tumulus usually valley wapentake Watling Street West West Midlands wood Yorkshire