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The British Place Names Quiz #2

Do you know the meaning of the city ''Birmingham'', ''Leicester'' and even ''Norwich'' and now you can learn something new! 8 Questions.

 
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What is the meaning of the city ''Portsmouth'' (Hampshire), originally like most seaside settlements the city would have been just called ''Port''?

  • Place at the mouth of the harbour
  • Country people
  • Rural
  • Priests settlement

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What is the meaning of the city ''Torquay'' (Devon), the first mention of the name is that of a hill called ''Torre''?

  • Totta's homestead
  • Madoc's farmstead
  • Headland
  • Mohun's estate in Torre

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What is the meaning of the city ''Birmingham'' (West Midlands), it was once known as ''Bermingeham'', but a century later it appeared as ''Bremingeham''?

  • Black stream
  • Heights
  • Settlement of Beorma's people
  • Bishop's bridge

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What is the meaning of the city ''Coventry'' (West Midlands), this name has long been held to mean ''Cofa's Tree''?

  • Cove
  • Village with crosses
  • Cross of the sons of Lionnan
  • Birch Place

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What is the meaning of the place ''Wimbledon'' (Greater London), Wimbledon is still conspicuously hilly place, with the Parish Church at a focal point?

  • Wynnman's Hill
  • Market
  • Lake
  • Windlass Bank

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What is the meaning of the city ''Leicester'' (Leicestershire) , it has the ''Roman Fort'' suffix -cester, and in a 10th century place record it is written as ''Ligera Ceaster''?

  • Fortifications of the Coritani
  • Holly enclosure
  • Flood
  • Meadow

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What is the meaning of the city ''Norwich'' (Norfolk), both this city and Ipswich were important ports in Medieval Times, and their suffixes can have a number of different meanings about them?

  • Northern Port
  • Riverside Land
  • Settlement of Snot's People
  • Constables Eaton

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What is the meaning of the city ''Wendover'' (Buckinghamshire), the soil is much rather chalky there?

  • River
  • Willow
  • Thorn
  • Drive

 

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