FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR
Anthony Poulton-Smith

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Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named? Were they are a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time?
Northamptonshire Place Names examines the origins of the names with which we are otherwise so familiar. Towns, villages, districts, hills, streams, woods, farms, fields, streets, and even pubs are examined and explained. The definitions are supported by anecdotal evidence, bringing to life the individuals and events which have influenced the places and the way these names have developed.
This is not simply a dictionary but a history too, and will prove invaluable, not only for those who live and work in the county but also visitors and tourists, historians and former inhabitants, indeed anyone with an interest in Northamptonshire.

AMBERLEY PUBLISHING

AMBERLEY PUBLISHING