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
What is the meaning of the city ''Torquay'' (Devon), the first mention of the name is that of a hill called ''Torre''?
Mohun's estate in Torre
What is the meaning of the city ''Birmingham'' (West Midlands), it was once known as ''Bermingeham'', but a century later it appeared as ''Bremingeham''?
Settlement of Beorma's people
What is the meaning of the city ''Coventry'' (West Midlands), this name has long been held to mean ''Cofa's Tree''?
Village with crosses
Cross of the sons of Lionnan
What is the meaning of the place ''Wimbledon'' (Greater London), Wimbledon is still conspicuously hilly place, with the Parish Church at a focal point?
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
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?
Settlement of Snot's People
What is the meaning of the city ''Wendover'' (Buckinghamshire), the soil is much rather chalky there?
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