English Place Names
Some questions on English place names and their origins. 8 Questions.
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Bury and Borough are common elements of English placenames. What is their origin?
Norse for a burial place
Saxon for a fort
Celtic for a chieftan's territory
How did Ely get its name?
From the large numbers of eels caught in the area
It was called after a local saint
It was built by a stream of that name
Can you match the place name elements to the meaning associated with their Celtic roots?
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lin or lyn
Why is a place in Devon called Westward Ho?
It was named after a novel by Charles Kingsley
Ships sailed west from there
The land was owned by the Westward family
Flitwick is found in which county?
It has been suggested that Nottingham means a place full of caves. What other meaning is generally put forward?
The settlement of Snot's people
A place where lace is made
A centre for rope-making
Which place name is derived from the Saxon for 2 river crossing points?
Who built the "model village" of Saltaire near Bradford?
A local salt magnate
Titus Salt, a Quaker mill owner
A retired admiral
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