A concise dictionary of modern place-names in Great Britain and Ireland

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Oxford University Press, Dec 15, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 148 pages
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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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