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13th century affix Anglo-Saxon appears barrow Castle Celtic Celtic names century Chapter church compound counties Danelaw dative denote derived from Old dialectal district Domesday Book earlier early forms early spellings East East Midlands enclosure English Place-Names English word Ermine Street etymology examples farm farmstead or village field-names folk-name ford French frequently genitive glade Herefordshire hill homestead identical Lane later Latin Lincolnshire manor medieval Middle English Midlands minor names Norman Conquest North Nottingham occasionally occurs Old Danish Old English Old Norse open land origin perhaps plural probably refers ridge 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 suggested survives town tumulus usually valley wapentake Watling Street West wood Yorkshire