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Place Names

This page is about terms that commonly occur in place names, particularly in Great Britain, and their meanings.

Wich Click to show or hide the answer
Strath (Scottish) Click to show or hide the answer
Kyle (Scottish: as in Kyle of Lochalsh) Click to show or hide the answer
Llan (Welsh) Click to show or hide the answer
–ley, –lea, –leigh Click to show or hide the answer
Thwaite Click to show or hide the answer
Weald: old English name for a Click to show or hide the answer
Ness (e.g. Bowness, Sheerness, Dungeness) Click to show or hide the answer
Chipping (e.g. Chipping Camden, Chipping Norton, in the Cotswolds); also Cheap in Cheapside (London street) Click to show or hide the answer
–chester, –caster Click to show or hide the answer
Blair (Scottish), Rhos (Welsh) Click to show or hide the answer
Aber (Welsh, Scottish) Click to show or hide the answer
Mull (Scottish) Click to show or hide the answer
Bourne Click to show or hide the answer
Hurst Click to show or hide the answer

Word of Norse origin, used in Scotland to refer to a narrow inlet of the sea or a river inlet Click to show or hide the answer

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