Anthony Poulton-Smith


Warwickshire has a rich heritage of place-names: Bishops Tachbrook, Hampton Lucy, Newbold Pacey, Wellesbourne Hastings: have you ever wondered how and why such names have developed? This book looks at the origins of these and many more local names - at their linguistic roots, historical connections and meanings, and their development. It covers the names of towns and villages, streets, farms, pubs, rivers and even woods. Attractively illustrated throughout with sketches, this book should appeal to everyone - to those who live and work in Warwickshire, to those who study local history, and to those who simply want to know more about their surroundings. Anthony Poulton-Smith lives in Tamworth, and has had a long standing interest in British history and particularly pre-Norman. His knowledge of ley lines and place-name origins has led to interviews and broadcasts on local radio stations and he has written a number of articles and books on the subject.


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