Place Names and Field Names of Northumberland

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The names our ancestors gave to towns, villages, rivers, hills and fields reveal a great deal about our links to the land we inhabit, and few counties are as rich in distinctive place names as Northumberland. Illustrated with photographs, maps and documents – many of them in colour – this book explores a series of sites that demonstrate how place names originate and evolve, and includes such curiosities as Jill's Arse, Boggle Hole and Blowbutts. First published in 2006.

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Place Names and Field Names of Northumberland

Place Names and Field Names of Northumberland

Paperback160pp Illustrated

9781781552865     Product Code: 225739

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The names our ancestors gave to towns, villages, rivers, hills and fields reveal a great deal about our links to the land we inhabit, and few counties are as rich in distinctive place names as Northumberland. Illustrated with photographs, maps and documents – many of them in colour – this book explores a series of sites that demonstrate how place names originate and evolve, and includes such curiosities as Jill's Arse, Boggle Hole and Blowbutts. First published in 2006.

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