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List Of Generic Forms In British Place Names
The study of place names is called toponymy; for a more detailed examination of this subject in relation to British place names, refer to Toponymy in Great Britain. This article lists a number of common generic forms found in place names in Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland, their meanings and some examples of their use. Key to languages: Bry
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Aber And Inver (placename Elements)
Inver
Inver
(Irish: Inbhear, meaning "estuary") is a village in County Donegal, Ireland. It lies on the N56 National secondary road
National secondary road
midway between Killybegs
Killybegs
to the west and Donegal
Donegal
Town to the east. It is also a civil parish in the historic barony of Banagh.[1] Inver
Inver
is sometimes known as the hidden jewel of the northwest. Inver was an important whaling post in Ireland. There was a large whaling station and fleet in the Port of Inver
Inver
which lies 2 km from Inver Village. Thomas Nesbitt was the head of this investment. He also increased productivity by inventing the harpoon gun. The ruins of the old whaling station still remain in the port but has eroded and deteriorated to rubble
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Ashton-in-Makerfield
Ashton-in- Makerfield is a town in Greater Manchester, England. It is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and is 4.2 miles (6.8 km) south of the town centre of Wigan. In 2001 it had a population of 28,505, increasing to 28,762 at the 2011 Census.[2] Historically a part of Lancashire, Ashton-in- Makerfield was anciently a township in the parish of Newton-in-Makerfield
Newton-in-Makerfield
(as Newton-le-Willows was once known), Winwick and hundred of West Derby. With neighbouring Haydock, Ashton-in- Makerfield was a chapelry, but the two were split in 1845
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Acomb (other)
Acomb may refer to:Acomb, Northumberland Acomb, North Yorkshire Acomb Park, suburb in York, England Acomb Stakes, horse race in York, England Doug Acomb (born 1949), Canadian ice hockey playerDisambiguation page providing links to articles with similar titles This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the
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Acton, London
Acton (/ˈæktən/) is an area of West London, England, within the London Borough of Ealing
London Borough of Ealing
and London Borough of Hammersmith
Hammersmith
and Fulham. It is 6.1 miles (10 km) west of Charing Cross. It lies within the Historic County of Middlesex. At the 2011 census, its four wards, East Acton, Acton Central, South Acton and Southfield, had a population of 62,480, a ten-year increase of 8,791 people.[2] North Acton, West Acton, East Acton, South Acton, Acton Green, Acton Town, Acton Vale and Acton Central
Acton Central
are all parts of Acton. Acton means "oak farm" or "farm by oak trees", and is derived from the Old English
Old English
āc (oak) and tūn (farm).[3][4] Originally an ancient village, as London expanded, Acton was absorbed into the city
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Matlock, Derbyshire
Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. It is situated at the south eastern edge of the Peak District. The town is twinned with the French town Eaubonne. The former spa resort Matlock Bath
Matlock Bath
lies immediately south of the town on the A6. The civil parish of Matlock Town had a population in the 2011 UK census
2011 UK census
of 9,543.[1] The population of the wider Matlock urban area is approximately 20,000 (including Darley Dale, Tansley, Hackney and Matlock Bath). The Matlock area is considered to include Wirksworth, owing to the close proximity of the towns. Matlock is nine miles (14 km) south-west of Chesterfield, and in easy reach of the cities of Derby
Derby
(19 miles), Sheffield
Sheffield
(20 miles), and Nottingham
Nottingham
(29 miles); the Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester
conurbation is 30 miles away
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River Avon (other)
River Avon may refer to:Contents1 United Kingdom1.1 England 1.2 Scotland2 Canada 3 New Zealand 4 Australia 5 See alsoUnited Kingdom[edit] England[edit]River Avon, Bristol, running from Acton Turville to Avonmouth River Avon, Devon, running from Ryder's Hill to Bigbury (also known as River Aune) River Avon, Warwickshire, running from Naseby to Tewkesbury (also known as Shakespeare's Avon) River Avon, Hampshire, running from Pewsey to Christchurch (also known as Salisbury Avon) Avon Water, Hampshire, running from Holmsley in the New Forest to KeyhavenScotland[edit]River Avon, Falkirk, running from near Cumbernauld to Grangemouth River Avon, Strathspey, running from Ben Macdui to Cragganmore Avon Water, running from south of Darvel to MotherwellCanada[edit
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Avonmouth
Avonmouth
Avonmouth
is a port and outer suburb of Bristol, England
England
facing two rivers: the reinforced north bank of the final stage of the Avon which rises at sources in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
and Somerset; and the eastern shore of the Severn Estuary. Strategically the area has been and remains an important part of the region's maritime economy particularly for larger vessels for the unloading and exporting of heavier goods as well as in industry including warehousing, light industry, electrical power and sanitation. The geographically compact settlement was established as a parish independent from Shirehampton in 1893 and its first church, completed in 1934, was bombed in World War II by bombers of the Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
in one of latter of the six major raids which formed the Bristol
Bristol
Blitz, in 1941
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Avonwick
Avonwick
Avonwick
is a village in the civil parish of North Huish, in the South Hams district, in the county of Devon, England. The River Avon runs through the village - its name derives from avon meaning river, and wick an old word for village,[1] but it was not so named until the 1870s, previously being known as Newhouse.[1][2] Avonwick
Avonwick
has rapidly grown in size over the last few years with two developments. The village contains one of only a few proprietary chapels remaining in the country,[1] a restaurant,[3] a pub,[4] one of the oldest lawn tennis clubs in the world,[5] a garage and a small shop.[6] Avonwick railway station
Avonwick railway station
opened in 1893 about half a mile (1 km) outside the village, but closed in 1963. References[edit]^ a b c St James' Church Avonwick
Avonwick
on the Society of Cornishes website ^ Gover, J.E.B., Mawer, A. & Stenton, F.M. (1931)
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Glanyrafon
Aberystwyth (Mouth of the Ystwyth, /ˌæbəˈrɪstwɪθ/, Welsh: [abɛɾˈəstʊɨθ]) is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber. It is located near the confluence of the rivers Ystwyth and Rheidol. Historically part of Cardiganshire, since the late 19th century, Aberystwyth has also been a major Welsh educational centre, with the establishment of a university college there in 1872. At the 2001 census, the town's population was 15,935;[3] it was reduced to 13,040 at the 2011 Census
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Armagh
Armagh
Armagh
(/ɑːrˈmɑː/ ar-MAH; from Irish Ard Mhacha /ɑɾd̪ˠˈwaxə/, meaning 'Macha's height') is the county town of County Armagh
County Armagh
and a city in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. It is the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland – the seat of the Archbishops of Armagh, the Primates of All Ireland for both the Roman Catholic
Catholic
Church and the Church of Ireland. In ancient times, nearby Navan Fort
Navan Fort
(Eamhain Mhacha) was a pagan ceremonial site and one of the great royal capitals of Gaelic Ireland. Today, Armagh
Armagh
is home to two cathedrals (both named after Saint Patrick) and the Armagh Observatory, and is known for its Georgian architecture. Although classed as a medium-sized town,[3] Armagh
Armagh
was given city status in 1994 and Lord Mayoralty status in 2012, both by Queen Elizabeth II
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Ardglass
Ardglass
Ardglass
(from Irish Ard Ghlais, meaning 'green height')[2] is a coastal fishing village, townland (of 321 acres) and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland, in the historic barony of Lecale Lower.[3] It is still a relatively important fishing harbour. It is situated on the B1 Ardglass
Ardglass
to Downpatrick
Downpatrick
road, about 6 miles (11 kilometres) to the south east of Downpatrick, in the Lecale peninsula on the Irish Sea. It had a population of 1,668 in the 2001 Census, and is located within the Down District Council
Down District Council
area. The village is a commuter centre for workers in Downpatrick
Downpatrick
and Belfast, a seaside resort and a local service centre providing housing and a variety of shops and services largely concentrated in Castle Place, Quay Street, Kildare Street and Bath Street
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Ashton-under-Lyne
Ashton-under-Lyne
Ashton-under-Lyne
is a market town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England.[1] The population was 45,198 at the 2011 census.[2] Historically in Lancashire, it is on the north bank of the River Tame, in the foothills of the Pennines, 6.2 miles (10.0 km) east of Manchester. Evidence of Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Viking
Viking
activity has been discovered in Ashton-under-Lyne. The "Ashton" part of the town's name probably dates from the Anglo-Saxon period, and derives from Old English meaning "settlement by ash trees". The origin of the "under-Lyne" suffix is less clear;[3] it possibly derives from the British lemo meaning elm or from Ashton's proximity to the Pennines.[4] In the Middle Ages, Ashton-under-Lyne
Ashton-under-Lyne
was a parish and township and Ashton Old Hall was held by the de Asshetons, lords of the manor
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Aston (other)
Aston
Aston
is a district of Birmingham, England Aston
Aston
may also refer to:Contents1 Places1.1 United Kingdom 1.2 Other countries 1.3 Extraterrestrial2 Schools 3 People 4 Other uses 5 See alsoP
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Aberuthven
Aberuthven (/ˌæbəˈrɪvən/; Gaelic: Obar Ruadhainn) is a small village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north-east of Auchterarder and 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-west of Perth at the A9 and A824 roads which has been bypassed along with Auchterarder since 1983. The village is centred on the village hall. The village has changed over the years almost doubling in size and population. Church[edit]The mausoleum of James Graham, Duke of Montrose, AberuthvenThe former parish church stands in a graveyard a little beyond the west end of the village. It was dedicated to St Cattán, and is of early Christian origin, said to be one of the earliest ecclesiastical foundations in Scotland. It originally fell under the control of Inchaffray Abbey.[1] The roofless church is built of sandstone rubble, and may date from the 13th century
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Astley (other)
Astley may refer to:Contents1 People 2 Places in England 3 See alsoPeople[edit]Astley (name)Places in England[edit]Astley, Greater Manchester, a village Astley, Warwickshire, a village and parish Astley, Worcestershire, a village and parish Astley, Shropshire, a village and parish Astley Village, in Lancashire Astley's, London, Astley's Equestrian Amphitheatre Astley Castle, North WarwickshireSee also[edit]Astle (other)Disambiguation page providing links to articles with similar titles This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Astley. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the
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