The Guinness Book of British Place Names

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Intended for both the serious local historian and anyone with just a passing interest in the subject, this is a guide to the history and study of place-names in Britain. Its topics include how place-names change - and why they stay the same; Old English names - how the Anglo-Saxons lived and the landscape they left us; the effects of the Norman Conquest and the Domesday Book; the Industrial Revolution - satanic mills and model villages; and urban sprawl - the naming of suburbs, streets and houses.

The Guinness Book of British Place Names 1993, Guinness World Records Limited, London

ISBN-13: 9780851125763