A Concise Dictionary of Modern Place-names in Great Britain and Ireland

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Oxford University Press, 1983 - Travel - 148 pages
This dictionary fills a major gap in the study of British and Irish place names, being the first to give full coverage to the origins of names that have arisen since 1500. Room traces the origins of over 1,000 names, providing an informative and entertaining excursion through the social
history of Great Britain and Ireland over the last 500 years.

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Scope and Arrangement of the Dictionary xli
Royal Names 139

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