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Place-Names of Glamorgan

by Richard Morgan

Place-Names of Glamorgan Synopsis

What on earth do Blaenegel, Gwauncaegurwen and Mawdlam mean? Is Brynsadler named from someone who made saddles or someone called Sadler? Are there really `high lights' in Highlight, worms at Worms Head and butter at Brynmenyn? Scarcely a week goes by without hearing arguments about how we should spell or say a particular name but finding answers to your questions isn't always easy and what you find in dictionaries, local histories and websites may leave you with lingering doubts. Based on many years of detailed research, Place-Names of Glamorgan investigates the historical evidence and meanings of more than 1,100 place-names in the historic county of Glamorgan, stretching from Rhossili to Rumney and Rhoose to Rhigos. The illustrated volume contains a concise introduction to the subject, a bibliography, a glossary of common place-name elements, and a close examination of individual place-names and their historic forms.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781860571329
Publication date: 31st October 2018
Author: Richard Morgan
Publisher: Welsh Academic Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Dictionaries,

About Richard Morgan

Place-Names of Glamorgan is written by Richard Morgan, a former archivist in Glamorgan Archives and co-author of the Dictionary of the Place-Names of Wales.

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