Download The Place-Names of Lancashire

Many places in Lancashire were mentioned in medieval documents and there are many books and articles about their origins. Ekwall’s 1922 Place-names of Lancashire is a classic and is available copyright free.

Here is the contents page of this important 1922 study of the origin of Lancashire place-names.

Contents

Note This is a large file of 45 megabytes!

DOWNLOAD Place_names_of_Lancs_Ekwall

You will need the free Adobe Reader program to view the book, if it is not installed you can download it here.

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  1. […] of the region. The name Mersey, as in the river Mersey means boundary river, according to Ekwall and other place-name […]

  2. […] modern study of Lancashire place-names started with Ekwall’s Placenames of Lancashire.  This is the most comprehensive survey, but it is not the latest work on Lancashire place-names […]


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