Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Dorset Place Names

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Author: Anthony Poulton-Smith

Ever wondered where our towns and villages get their names from? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? Dorset Place Names examines the origins of the names with which we are otherwise so familiar. Towns, villages, districts, streets and even pubs are examined and explained. Some of the definitions give a glimpse of life in the earlier days of the settlement, and for the author there is nothing more satisfying than finding a name which gives such a snapshot. The definitions are supported by anecdotal evidence, bringing to life the individuals and events which have influenced the places and the way these names have developed. This is not just a dictionary but a history and will prove invaluable not only for those who live and work in the county but also visitors and tourists, historians and former inhabitants, indeed anyone with an interest in Dorset.

Book ISBN 9781848687264

Book Format Paperback

pages 160 pages

Publication Date 03 Nov 2010

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 40

£12.99

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