ASPNS Bibliography 11: Place-Names


11. Place-Names
(See also Bibliographies 4: Types of Habitat, 5: Types of Plant, and 9: Landscape History).

11.1 Journals

Journal of the English Place-Name Society (1968/9-)
Nomina: a Journal of Name Studies Relating to Great Britain and Ireland (1977-)




11.2 Reference Sources

'Bibliography', Journal of the English Place-Name Society [published annually]
Charles, B.G., Non-Celtic Place-Names in Wales (London, 1938)
Darby, H.C. and G.R. Versey, Domesday Gazetteer (Cambridge, 1975)
Ekwall, Eilert, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names, fourth edition (Oxford, 1960) [check against more recent work]
Field, John, English Field Names: a Dictionary (Newton Abbot, 1972)
Hough, Carole, The English Place-Name Survey: a Finding List to Addenda and Corrigenda (Nottingham, 1995)
Johnston, James B., Place-Names of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1903) [check against more recent work]
Mills, A.D., A Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 1991)
Parsons, David, Tania Styles, with Carole Hough, The Vocabulary of English Place-Names (Nottingham, 1997-) [in process of publication] [This work will supersede Smith below]
Smith, A.H., English Place-Name Elements, 2 vols (Cambridge, 1956) [This work will be superseded by Parsons, Styles and Hough above]
Spittal, Jeffrey and John Field, A Reader's Guide to the Place-Names of the United Kingdom: a Bibliography of Publications (1920-89) on the Place-Names of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands (Stamford, 1990)




11.3 General Works

Cameron, Kenneth, English Place-Names, revised edition (London, 1996)
Copley, Gordon, Archaeology and Place-Names in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries (Oxford, 1986)
Ekwall, Eilert, Studies on English Place-Names (Stockholm, 1936)
Faull, Margaret L., 'Place-Names and Past Landscape', Journal of the English Place-Name Society 11 (1978-9), 24-46
Gelling, Margaret, Place-Names in the Landscape: the Geographical Roots of Britain's Place-Names (London, 1984)
Gelling, Margaret, Signposts to the Past: Place-Names and the History of England, second edition (Chichester, 1988)
Jacobsson, Mattias, Wells, Meres and Pools: Hydronomic Terms in the Anglo-Saxon Landscape (Uppsala, 1997)
Pearsall, W.H., 'Place-Names as Clues in Pursuit of Ecological History', Namn och Bygd 49 (1961), 1-4, 72-89




11.4 Specific Locations

11.4.1 Regions Not Contained Within a County

Copley, Gordon, Early Place-Names of the Anglian Regions of England (Oxford, 1988)
Crawford, Barbara E., ed., Scandinavian Settlement in Northern Britain: Thirteen Studies of Place-Names in their Historical Context (London, 1995)
Fellows Jensen, Gillian, Scandinavian Settlement Names in North-West England (Copenhagen, 1985)
Fellows Jensen, Gillian, Scandinavian Settlement Names in the East Midlands (Copenhagen, 1978)

11.4.2 Counties
(It is taken for granted in this section that the county volumes published by the English Place-Name Survey should always be consulted).

11.4.2.1 Berkshire

Gelling, Margaret, 'The Effect of Man on the Landscape: the Place-Name Evidence in Berkshire', The Effect of Man on the Landscape: the Lowland Zone, edited by Susan Limbrey and J.G. Evans (London, 1978), p. 123-5

11.4.2.2 Berwickshire

Johnston, James B., The Place-Names of Berwickshire (Edinburgh, 1940)

11.4.2.3 Cornwall

Maxwell, I.S., 'The Former Distribution of Vegetation in Roseland (Cornwall) as Deduced from Place-Names', Transactions and Papers of the Institute of British Geographers (1958), 143-52
Svensson, Örjan, Saxon Place Names in East Cornwall (Bromley, 1987)

11.4.2.4 Derbyshire

Cox, J.C., 'Place and Field Names of Derbyshire which Indicate Vegetable Productions', Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society 3 (1881), 73

11.4.2.5 Dorset

Mills, A.D., Dorset Place-Names: their Origins and Meaning (Wimborne, 1986)

11.4.2.6 Greater London
(See also Surrey)

Field, John, Place-Names of Greater London, revised edition (London, 1986)

11.4.2.7 Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Coates, Richard, A Bibliography of Place-Names in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, with a Section on Hampshire Dialect (Brighton, 1988)
Coates, Richard, The Place-Names of Hampshire (London, 1989)
Mills, A.D., The Place-Names of the Isle of Wight: their Origins and Meanings (Stamford, 1996)

11.4.2.8 Herefordshire

Coplestone-Crow, Bruce, Herefordshire Place-Names (Oxford, 1989)

11.4.2.9 Kent

Glover, Judith, The Place-Names of Kent (London, 1976)

11.4.2.10 Lancashire

Mills, David, The Place-Names of Lancashire (London, 1976)

11.4.2.11 Surrey
(See also Greater London)

Rumble, Alexander R., 'Place-Names and their Context with Special Regard to the Croydon Survey Region', Proceedings of the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society 15 (1976), 161-84 [place-name contains OE croh]

11.4.2.12 Sussex

Coates, Richard, A Classified Bibliography on Sussex Place-Names, 1586-1987, with an Essay on the State of the Art (Brighton, 1987)

11.4.2.13 Wiltshire

Grose, J. Donald, 'Botanical References in the Saxon Charters of Wiltshire', Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 51 (1947), 555-83

11.4.2.14 Yorkshire

Fellows Jensen, Gillian, Scandinavian Settlement Names in Yorkshire (Copenhagen, 1972)



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