Place-names Of Flintshire by Hywel Wyn OwenPlace-names Of Flintshire by Hywel Wyn Owen

Place-names Of Flintshire

byHywel Wyn Owen, Ken Lloyd Gruffydd

Hardcover | October 15, 2017

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This volume presents the first thorough, authoritative study of the the place-names of Flintshire before 1974. Each of the eight hundred names considered is presented with a map grid reference; documentary and oral evidence of its origins, derivation, and meaning; and a discussion of the significance of the name in terms of history, language, landscape, and industrial associations. In addition, the authors draw comparisons with similar names in other parts of Wales and the UK, and trace the later linguistic development of names, with particular attention to the effects of a bilingual society.
Hywel Wyn Owen is an authority on place-names in Wales and former director of the Place-Name Research Centre at Bangor University. Ken Lloyd Gruffydd was one of the most highly regarded figures in local history in Flintshire and in Wales.
Title:Place-names Of FlintshireFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:October 15, 2017Publisher:University Of Wales PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1786831104

ISBN - 13:9781786831101

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Table of Contents

Place-names of Flintshire
Glossary of Elements
Index of Related Names
References, Sources and Abbreviations
Relevant Online Databases and Place-Name Societies

Editorial Reviews

“This book will be the definitive publication for many years on place-names in the old Flintshire, a fascinating part of Wales in terms of its history and topography and, above all, for its linguistic identity. Both authors are well-known for their authoritative and enlightened scholarship.”