Dorchester and Around Through Time

Dorchester and Around Through Time

Dorset Pubs and Breweries

Dorset Pubs and Breweries

Dorset Place Names

Series: Place Names

Publication Date15th February 2010

Book FormatPaperback





Dorset Place Names provides an interesting insight into some of the county's more unusual place names.
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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.

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