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place-names of Cambridgeshire

Walter W. Skeat

place-names of Cambridgeshire

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Published by Cambridge Antiquarian Society .
Written in English


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Statementby Walter W. Skeat.
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Open LibraryOL19945621M

Gover, A. Most habitative names occur in compound forms, but certain elements can occur as simplex names as well. Thanks for reading, and come back tomorrow for the way that we can mirror the invasions of England and thus Huntingdonshire through the languages used in its names! Funzie, Fetlar, Shetland. Mabe Burnthouse, Falmouth, Cornwall.

The heraldry. Kittybrewster, Aberdeen. A gentle cruise along this area can fill a lazy day to perfection, but for those who prefer something more energetic on the water there are excellent, versatile facilities at Grafham Water. The region is full of legends of web-footed people, ghosts and witchcraft. Actually if I remember my books correctly, leah is an interesting bit of meaning change: it used to mean woodland, and was applied to areas where there had in memory been woodland.

The Dorset one would like to think itself as a cut above its Kent namesake, pronouncing its name with a hard first 'G', in contrast to the soft G in Kent. Honey Tye, near Colchester, Essex. It was a convenient port area, becoming a key point in navigating the River Granta. Springfield can be found just off Fletton Avenue in Peterborough. According to my undergraduate research, Godmanchester was built on the Roman town of Durovigutum.


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Place-names of Cambridgeshire book

Lower Peover, near Knutsford, Cheshire. The copyright of certain portions of heraldry. Simplex forms are represented by Lea Derbyshire and Eye Cambridgeshire from the Old English elements leah meaning variously "wood, woodland clearing or glade, later pasture, meadow" Mills, p.

In this case, the local people had no need to identify the place more clearly. The one in Dorset is hardly a paradise of upmarket boutiques it has a Lidl, after all but it has a high proportion of wealthy residents and a particularly fine 14th Century church, St Mary's, built on the foundations of an old Saxon church.

Hinton Blewett, between Bath and Weston super Mare. Church dedications usually occur after the village name proper as in Chalfont St. It hosts the popular annual Wicken Beer Festival [8] which is traditionally held on the second Saturday in May of every year.

Except in Autumn? Hole in the Wall, near Ross-on-Wye. This guy had Haddon named after him. The -leg ending is actually the Old English word for clearing, leah. This makes a rich and complicated subject with much fine detail.

Haggis Gap is in Fulbourn. New York: Oxford University Press, Signposts to the Past. Wessex is "the west Saxons" Mills, p. Create an account What 27 UK place names mean The history of Britain stretches back thousands of years.

Most topographical names are compounds consisting of an initial adjectival element and then a topographic element such as leah or eg.

As such, they were originally clearly defined to the local inhabitants. By, at the time of its use in England, meant "village" Fellows Jensen, p. Leake Hurn's End, near Boston, west of the Wash. Compound names are composed of an adjectival element and a habitative or topographic element. The place to find Loose women?

For both the large and the small view, this is a subject worthy of further study. Oxford: Oxford University Press, The old county of Huntingdonshire is the heartland of the rural heritage of Cambridgeshire.

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Natural or man-made features may have been used to mark and identify meeting-places, or as integral parts of the procedures associated with assembly: mounds or platforms, pillars or trees may have provided focal points for speakers; ridges or depressions in the landscape may have served as natural auditoriums; and in some cases man-made benches may have been provided.

Ives, Cambridge St Ives in Cornwall, on the north coast of the county and just up the road from Land's End, is a sun-kissed tourist resort, with tremendous beaches and a branch of the Tate, which showcases much of the St Ives school of painting, including works by Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, who settled in the town.

Grubb Street, near Dartford, Kent. Ladybog, east of Huntly, Aberdeenshire. Over the years it became necessary to pump rainwater from the fields up into the rivers and, as in the Netherlands, windmills took on this task. Essex means " territory of the East Saxons" Mills, p.

Hinton-in-the-Hedges, near Banbury, Oxfordshire.What information is in the Domesday Book? Virtually all of the place names decided on up to around the 14th Century were due to the environment of the area.

For example, Doncaster would probably have originated as a Roman fort on a hill, from the Roman 'Caster' and Celtic 'Don'. The place-names of Cambridgeshire [Walter W. Skeat] on atlasbowling.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This book, The place-names of Cambridgeshire, by Walter W. Skeat, is a replication. It has been restored by human beings. The above links take you to the first reference to this particular version of the name within a book of travel writing, or to the relevant gazetteer entry.

Some names may derive from research by antiquarian writers such as William Camden and Thomas Pennant into the Roman, Saxon and medieval names of places.

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