English Place-Names Explained
Their Origins and Meaning
Blubberhouses, Stanstead Mountfitchet and Melbury Bubb ! English place—names can be curious and amusing. They can also tell us about our past. England’s towns,villages farms, and even fields, have names whose beginnings stretch back over 2,000 years. In this well—researched book Charles Whynne-Hammond explains the meanings and derivations of these names. He also covers the names of cinemas, theatres, football clubs, and even shopping centres.
Charles Whynne-Hammond has specialised in historical geography for many years, travelling widely for his research. He has written and lectured on landscape development, local history and the countryside.Previous books range from academic textbooks to walking guides.