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  Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names
Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names


 
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 352 pages
Author: A. Mills
Year: 2005
Other Data: maps, bibliog, glossary
ISBN: 9780198609575

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Product Code: OUP092
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From Garlick Hill to Pratt's Bottom, this absorbing dictionary covers hundred of streets and areas of Greater London. Discover their linguistic and historical origins following the development of the city and its surrounding towns and villages from Celtic and Roman times.

  • Over 1700 entries covering the 32 Greater London Boroughs and the City of London
  • Names of all districts and towns, stations and suburbs, as well as many West End and City street names
  • Features the unusual and whimsical names of Angel, Grim's Ditch, Piccadilly, Puddle Dock, Soho and World's End
  • The Introduction described the chronology and formation of the names and how they reflect the complex history and varied landscape of the region
  • Includes numerous maps of the Greater London Boroughs
  • There is a Glossary of the words and elements found in London place names.

This is an excellent reference for local historians, and fascinating for both Londoners and visitors.

Contents:
Preface
Introduction
 - London Place Names and their Meanings
 - Scope and Arrangement of the Dictionary
 - The Chronology and Languages of London Place Names
 - Some Different Place Name Types and Structures
 - The Wider Significance of London Place Names
 - Postscript: Some Associations, Uses, and Applications of London Place Names
The Greater London Boroughs
Maps
Dictionary of London Place Names
Glossary of the Elements Found in London Place Names
Select Bibliography


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