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The place-names of Devon

J. E. B. Gover

The place-names of Devon

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Published by University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby J.E.B. Gover, A. Mawer and F.M. Stenton. Pt.1.
SeriesEnglish Place-Name Society -- v.8
ContributionsMawer, Allen., Stenton, F. M. 1880-1967.
The Physical Object
Pagination334p. ;
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19864798M


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The place-names of Devon by J. E. B. Gover Download PDF EPUB FB2

List of places in Devon. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Plymouth. Exeter. Barnstaple. Exmouth. Torbay. Bideford. Some of the larger settlements of Devon.

Map of places in Devon compiled from this list See List of places in England for settlements in other counties. This is a list of settlements and places of interest in Devon, England. Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

The place-names of Devon. by GOVER, J.E.B., cincinnatiblackhistory.com & cincinnatiblackhistory.comN. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at cincinnatiblackhistory.com The Place-Names of Devon.

Part I. Hardcover – by J. Gover (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Author: J. Gover. Devon Place-Names Project. A Devonshire Association member-led project in conjunction with the Devon History Society. Why the project. To encourage and involve individuals and local societies in recording the minor names of their parish/locality.

We’ve done hours of research and have put together the ultimate list of funny British place names. I was laughing for hours trying to find the most amusing and rude place names in the British Isles. I hope you get as much pleasure reading the list as I got putting it together.

Aug 02,  · Book an ad; Buy a photo Where does your Devon place name come from. While some parts of the country might have Latin place names, others Saxon or Celtic. All places. This page simply lists all places mentioned in Domesday Book. You may prefer to use the map. Jan 21,  · I believe that many Devon place names were changed by the ruling class many years ago.

Cornish names were saved by norman conquest, and their isolation. In my area of Devon their are farms which begin with the prefix "Tre", you have place names like Ide, Dunchideock, Dawlish (Black stream), Penquid (Pen coed).

“Another volume for every local historian's bookshelf” - Local HistorianThis revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes over 17, engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day.

Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and. lish Place-names, in fact, vouch for an The place-names of Devon book folk, lord and peasant alike. This is a judgment which would affect more than the settlement of Devon, and, although there is no prepared brief to he entered against it, there would seem to he some grounds for hesitation.

Little as we know of the economic and social framework of Devon, that little. This list is of towns and cities in Devon in order of their population, according to the census data from the Office for National cincinnatiblackhistory.com comprises the Key Statistics for local authorities, civil parishes and wards that attempt to show their populations.

The largest settlement in Devon is the city and unitary authority of Plymouth with a population ofwhereas the smallest. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - Author: J.

Gover, A. Mawer, F. Stenton. Sep 29,  · Devon is full of unusual place names, but there's one that's harder to get your tongue around than most.

Woolfardisworthy in North Devon was recently ranked as the fifth most difficult-to. All names. This page simply records all owner names mentioned in Domesday Book. (Note that the same name is not necessarily the same person.) Loading. Records of the name are "Bovi" in from the Doomsday Book, "Northebovy" in and "Bovy Tracy" Named from the River Bovey, a pre-English river-name of uncertain origin and meaning.

The name contains a manorial affix from the de Tracy family, here in the 13th century. Nov 04,  · North Devon Place Names by Anthony Poulton-Smith (ISBN: ). Synposis: Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named. Were they a. Read "South Devon Place Names" by Anthony Poulton-Smith available from Rakuten Kobo.

Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named. Were they Brand: Amberley Publishing. Common Knowledge Places Devon, England, UK. Places: Devon, England, UK. Places by cover. 1–7 of (next | show all) Works () The Country Life Picture Book of Devon and Cornwall by Paul Pettit: Cousins by Suzanne Goodwin: The Crediton Killings by Michael The Place-Names of Devon Part 2 (English Place-Name Society: Volume IX) by J.

This is a list of towns in England. Historically, towns were any settlement with a charter, including market towns and ancient cincinnatiblackhistory.com process of incorporation was reformed in and many more places received borough charters, whilst others were lost. Buy English Place-Name Society: Volume 8, The Place-Names of Devon, Part 1: Pt.

1 New Issue by J. Gover, A. Mawer, F. Stenton, A. Smith (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). These place names were selected as some of them sounded unusual, some sounded interesting, some just sounded funny and some a little rude.

It is up to you to decide which is which. This list is original. An earlier, shorter version of it appeared on another web site of mine.

Devonshire Index A-G. The following pages include Domesday place-names and landowners, and beneath some are links to websites containing the local history of that place.

If you have a local history site that you would like to be included on these pages please get in. Place-names in Devon and Cornwall by Arthur Grigg and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at cincinnatiblackhistory.com Along with Dartmoor place-names comes a great hidden wealth of historic and traditional knowledge and insights into their past.

There are many ways to compile a gazetteer of Dartmoor place-names but I have found that by far the easiest are the two methods noted above. Jul 22,  · The Guardian - Back to home.

Devon has plenty of real people with real problems, many of whom voted for Brexit in the hope of some change. Above all, many place names will be familiar to. The Society was founded inand since its offices have been based at the University of Nottingham.

By it had published 81 volumes of the county-by-county Survey of English Place-Names, and a range of books and booklets on names organized by region. What information is in the Domesday Book.

Virtually all of the place names decided on up to around the 14th Century were due to the environment of the area. For example, Doncaster would probably have originated as a Roman fort on a hill, from the Roman 'Caster' and Celtic 'Don'.

May 30,  · 10 of the best walks in Devon Devon is one of the most beautiful and varied areas in the UK, taking in the river valleys of the South Hams, Dartmoor, Exmoor, and a stunning cincinnatiblackhistory.com: Jim Pascoe.

Place-names in the Landscape by Gelling, Margaret and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at cincinnatiblackhistory.com Jan 12,  · From Burnt Balls to Happy Bottom, here's our guide to the funniest, rudest and most unusual place names in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and the New Forest.

10 of the Funniest Place Names in the South West Roise January 12, Mr Toad. Discover the West Country’s weird and wonderful place names when you book a holiday with Toad Hall Cottages.

Weird and wonderful place names in Cornwall. They’re baffling, hilarious and just a little bit rude. The naughty ones. Brown Willy. This hill on Bodmin Moor gets more than a few giggles but the meaning of the name Brown Willy is actually quite romantic sounding for it is based on the Cornish ‘Bronn Wennill’ which means ‘hill of.

Jan 29,  · I don’t think there is evidence for a mass change in Devon place-names following the Norman Conquest and later in the 14th century. Certainly a number of the town names can be traced back to pre-Norman times.

However, most Devon place-names of this period were small farms and hamlets, many of which were ‘combe’ names. The landscape of modern England still bears the imprint of its Anglo-Saxon past.

Villages and towns, fields, woods and forests, parishes and shires, all shed light on the enduring impact of the Anglo-Saxons. The essays in this volume explore the richness of the interactions between the Anglo-Saxons and their landscape: how they understood, described, and exploited the environments of which Reviews: 1.

They also have a book called The Sherwell Story, A History of Sherwell Congregational Church, Plymouth,by Stanley Griffin.

On the right is the Devon Record Office where the microfilm and microfiche records are kept of parish records for all of Devon. Evidence of Sherwell, Shirwell, and Sherrell descendents living in Exeter in The Place-Names of Roman Britain by Rivet, A.L.F.; Smith, Colin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at cincinnatiblackhistory.com altarnun is named in the domesday book as penpont but takes its present name from the 6th century church of st nonna, where st nonna’s altar was originally preserved.

several legends of early celtic saints describes how they used to carry a portable stone altar with them. the modern. Dec 11,  · From Giggleswick to Dull the UK has many weird, silly, odd and rude place names, which you can see in the map above.

The full list of places can be found here. Introduction. The following list of feminine names is from Summerson, Henry, ed., Crown pleas of the Devon Eyre of While this source modernized some of the given names from the original Latin, the bynames have been retained in their original spellings.

Newfoundland place names associated with the surname are also given. The bookalso includes a ranking of the most common surnames in Newfoundland and a comparative analysis of the frequency of surnames in Scotland, Ireland, England, and Newfoundland. Originally published inFamily Names of the Island of Newfoundland is a unique reference 5/5(4).

Dorset, administrative, geographic, and historic county of southwestern England. It is bordered by the English Channel (south) and the counties of Devon (west), Hampshire (east), and Somerset and Wiltshire (both north).

The historic town of Dorchester is the county seat.May 31,  · Buy Place-Names of Devon: Part 1 by J. E. B. Gover from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Book Edition: Facsimile Edition.Sep 24,  · Help us build an alphabetical list of Devon's towns and villages.

Take us on a guided tour of the place you call home. If your hometown doesn't appear, why not write a page to add to the list?