The Place-names Of Shropshire.
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper. A fine copy.
English Place-Name Society.,
Part two. the hundreds of ford and condover.
by margaret gelling in collaboration with h. d. g. foxall.
(the survey of english place-names).
(english place-name society. volume lxx for 1992-93).
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. xxiii + [ii] + 212 pp.
Illustrated by 5 maps.
The place names of the area south and south-west of Shrewsbury, including copious field-name material. The Introduction discusses the bearing of place-name evidence of the reconstruction of early landscape and settlement patterns. Margaret Gelling (1924-2009), although educated at Oxford never held an academic position, but became an established authority on English place names, publishing a general study, Signposts to the Past and place-name volumes on Oxfordshire and Berkshire, in addition to Shropshire. She served as President of the Society, 1986-98. Gelling aimed to establish the Old English origins of Midland place-names and to link them to geographical features in the landscape.
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