We have just discovered a website which we felt would be of interest to
other HERs in England if they have not seen it already:
'A Key to English Place-Names' is a database maintained at the
Institute for Name-Studies at the University of Nottingham. The website
is intended to provide an up-to-date guide to the interpretation of the
names of England's cities, towns and villages, drawing on the work of
the English Place-Name Society and other researchers. There is an
interactive map that allows the user to search for a place name by
pre-1974 local government boundaries or alternatively a text search can
Gail Falkingham, Senior Archaeologist
Planning & Countryside Unit
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North Yorkshire County Council
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