Profile: Anthony Poulton-Smith

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Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? Which town is named for being alongside ‘the stream of winding water plants’ or ‘where honey is gathered’? How ....
ISBN: 9781786103710
Published: 30 November 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are named as they are? Who named them and why? Why would a river name mean ‘to turn aside’? Were cooks really living at Cookham? Was Wargrave known as the burial place for soldiers? And why would a river name mean ....
ISBN: 9781786102782
Published: 2 November 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are named as they are? Why would anywhere be named Cargo? Which of the lakes is named for it being ‘leafy’? Was glass indeed produced at Ravenglass? And does Penny Bridge refer to the toll?Within these pages author....
ISBN: 9781786102652
Published: 28 October 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are named as they are? Why would anywhere be named Cargo? Which of the lakes is named for it being ‘leafy’? Was glass indeed produced at Ravenglass? And does Penny Bridge refer to the toll?Within these pages author....
ISBN: 9781786102645
Published: 28 October 2015
Ever wondered where the names of our rivers originate? Many have flowed along their present courses since the last Ice Age. Have they kept the names by which they were known when the first settlers returned to the newly ice-free land? Hardly any river is ....
ISBN: 9781786100306
Published: 11 August 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? Which place was named for being ‘the place where guests are welcome’? Where is ‘the community wood’? And why wo....
ISBN: 9781786102829
Published: 2 November 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? Which place was named for being the ‘ridge haunted by a goblin’? Which town was named for being ‘the lockable e....
ISBN: 9781786103062
Published: 4 November 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are named as they are? Who named them and why? Where does the name Cronk Crock originate? Where is ‘the pool of the goblin’? How does a place find itself named for being ‘the eyebrow farm’? And why, on a comparativ....
ISBN: 9781786103079
Published: 10 November 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are named as they are? Who named them and why? Just where are the cows which gave a name to Cowes? Why are there no rocks behind the name of Rock? How ‘new’ is the place of worship at Newchurch? And how does Winkle....
ISBN: 9781786103161
Published: 10 November 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are named as they are? Who named them and why? Why is there a ‘disputed hill’? Which river was named for being ‘where oak trees grow’? Why would anywhere have a meaning of ‘hill, hill, hill’? And where is ‘the rive....
ISBN: 9781786102768
Published: 2 November 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? Where are the hills in Sixhills? Where did Muckton get its name? How did the Humber get its name? And why is th....
ISBN: 9781786103703
Published: 30 November 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? How did Swiss Cottage get its name? Where is there an estate named after the founder of an aviation company? Di....
ISBN: 9781786102850
Published: 2 November 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are named as they are? Who named them and why? Was there a village named after a pirate? Where is the bridge named for the duty on wine casks? Which river name means ‘shout,cry’? And which pub name remembers the pa....
ISBN: 9781786103512
Published: 19 November 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? Which place names tell us they were 'created by special charter'? Which river was recorded as Iska by Ptolemy i....
ISBN: 9781786103031
Published: 4 November 2015
Ever wondered why our roads, streets, lanes, avenues, crofts, cul-de-sacs and crescents are named as they are? Who named them and why? Which streets remember those first colonists on the Mayflower; the Wrigley’s chewing gum factory; a recipient of the Vic....
ISBN: 9781786100382
Published: 11 August 2015
Ever wondered why our roads, streets, lanes, avenues, crofts, cul-de-sacs and crescents are named as they are? Who named them and why? Within these pages author Anthony Poulton-Smith examines the origins of those street names with which we are otherwise s....
ISBN: 9781786100375
Published: 11 August 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are named as they are? Who named them and why? Which village was named for being ‘the enclosure infested by gadflies’? Where is ‘the ford of revelry and games’? Who thought of the detailed description referring to ....
ISBN: 9781786103543
Published: 27 November 2015
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? How did Christmaspie get its name? Where is the place named for being 'the hill where woad grows'? Which villag....
ISBN: 9781786103550
Published: 27 November 2015
My many books on place names include a selection of pub names. Our favourite inns and hostelries are from a completely different language than place names in general, indeed it could be argued that pub names have a language all of their own. Here my home ....
ISBN: 9781786102690
Published: 28 October 2015
The street and road names of the town of Tamworth number in the hundreds. But where do these names come from? How 'new' is New Street? What is the origin of Aldergate? Who was Tom Williams? Which lane was named because it was once an orchard? Where in lan....
ISBN: 9781786102706
Published: 28 October 2015
For all those residing or visiting the English Riviera a fascinating glimpse into what lies below those famed warm waters. As the destination for holidaymakers for generations few will know that below the waters of Torbay can be found 250 wrecks from the ....
ISBN: 9781786108746
Published: 8 April 2016
Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time?Which village was named for being where convulvulus grew? Which river name means 'finger'? Were Christians respo....
ISBN: 9781786103505
Published: 19 November 2015