A dictionary of London place names

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Oxford University Press, Feb 1, 2001 - History - 276 pages
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From Abbey Road to Yeading Brook and Garlick Hill to Puddle Dock, this new authoritative and absorbing dictionary covers over 1,700 names of streets, places, and areas of Greater London. Here, readers can discover the linguistic and historical origins of these place names and their significance, following the development of the city from pre-Celtic times to the present day.

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Contents

Introduction
xi
Some Different PlaceName Types
xxiv
The Wider Significance of London
xxxii
Land Use and Agriculture
xxxvii
Place Names and Social History
xliii
The Greater London Boroughs
liv
Dictionary of London Place Names
1
Glossary of the Elements Found
257
Select Bibliography
275
Copyright

About the author (2001)


A.D. Mills is Emeritus Reader in English, University of London, and is a member of the Council of the English Place-Name Society and of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland. His previous books include A Dictionary of English Place-Names, The Place-Names of Dorset, and The Place-Names of the Isle of Wight.