The Place-names of England and Wales
Contains a brief history of names of geographical locations using Roman and Latin names in England and Wales, the Keltic element and how it influenced the naming of places in England and Wales, the English, Scandinavian and Norman elements, phonetic notes in the alphabet and its mutations in English place names, list of the chief place names in England and Wales with explanations.
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