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A dictionary of London place names

"From Garlick Hill to Pratt's Bottom, this dictionary covers hundreds of streets and areas of Greater London. Discover their linguistic and historical origins following the development of the city and its surrounding towns and villages from Celtic and Roman times. Excellent reference for local historians and fascinating for both Londoners and visitors." "Includes: over 1,700 entries covering the 32 Greater London Boroughs and the City of London; names of all districts and towns, stations and suburbs, as well as many West End and City street names; features the unusual and whimsical names of Angel, Grim's Ditch, Piccadilly, Puddle Dock, Soho, and World's End; introduction describes the chronology and formation of the names and how they reflect the complex history and varied landscape of the region; maps of the Greater London Boroughs; and glossary of the words and elements found in London place-names."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, 2001
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001