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Key to English Place-names

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The mobile version the of the guide to the interpretation of the names of England's cities, towns and villages from the Institute of name-studies University of Nottingham.

The names of villages and towns frequently refer to particular people(s), social and administrative activities, landscape, birds and animals, crops and vegetation, and most of them are well over a thousand years old. In other words, they can tell us something important about the history of those places, and how they were perceived, which would otherwise be unknown.