Perceptions of Place
English Place‑Name Study and Regional Variety
This project was generously supported by the AHRC and ran from 1.9.2005 to 31.8.2010. One of the main aims of the project was to publish five new volumes of the Survey of English Place‑Names. The research also helped set the agenda for a major international conference on place‑name study in England and related neighbouring lands (including Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands). The conference was held in Nottingham in June 2010. (The list of papers is provided below). The keynote lectures from the conference have been published in Perceptions of Place, ed. J. Carroll and D. N. Parsons (EPNS, 2013).
County Durham: Stockton ward, by the late Victor Watts (brought to publication by an editorial team). The south-eastern quarter of historic County Durham, including the towns of Stockton, Sedgefield and Hartlepool. First volume in the EPNS Survey of Durham.
Lincolnshire: Lawress wapentake, by the late Kenneth Cameron (brought to publication by John Insley). Due north of Lincoln, including Nettleham, Saxilby and Torksey. The volume is EPNS Lincolnshire VII.
Leicestershire: Gartree hundred, by Barrie Cox. The south-east of the county, including Market Harborough, Husbands Bosworth and Carlton Curlieu. The volume is EPNS Leicestershire IV.
Dorset: The Hundreds of Uggescombe, Eggardon, Tollerford, Cerne, Totcombe &Modbury, Yetminster, Beaminster, Beaminster Forum & Redhome, Whitchurch Canonicorum and Godderthorn, by David Mills. The volume is EPNS Dorset vol. IV.
Shropshire: Pimhill and North Bradford hundreds, by the late Margaret Gelling. The north-eastern corner of the county, adjoining the Welsh border; includes Market Drayton, Wem and Whitchurch. The volume is EPNS Shropshire vol. V.
Papers from 2010 Conference
Vladislav Alpatov, Moscow City Pedagogical University
Religion in the Landscape: English Place‑Names with Christian Associations
John Baker, University of Nottingham
A simplex case of mistaken identity? The distribution and (possible) explanations of simplex burh in English place‑names
Keith Briggs, Suffolk
Was Hægelisdun in Essex?
Thomas Clancy, University of Glasgow
How Many Strata? Contextualising Early English Place‑Names in Southern Scotland
Paul Richard Coates, University of the West of England
Place‑Names and Linguistics
Paul Cullen, University of Nottingham
Place‑Names and Landscape Terminology
Gillian Fellows-Jensen, University of Copenhagen
The Scandinavian Background to English Place‑Names
John Freeman, London
Scandinavian Name-Material in Herefordshire
Frances Griffith, County Archaeologist, Devon
Berries and Archaeology
Carole Hough, University of Glasgow
Women in Place‑Names
John Insley, Heidelberg University
Personal Names in Place‑Names
Richard Jones, University of Leicester
Place‑Names and Settlement Archaeology
Peter Kitson, Worcestershire
Local names and the origins of the English Dialects
Bryn Morris, South West Archaeology
Old English Place‑Names: A New Approach
Kay Muhr, Northern Ireland Place‑Names Project
English Names and Language Relationships in Ireland
David Nance, University of Aberdeen
Cuckoos in the landscape: a statistical analysis of place‑names and landscape features.
Oliver Padel, President, English Place‑Name Society
Celtic Place‑Names in England
Jo Pye, University of Exeter
Place Names and Landscape Archaeology: the Cornish context
Jennifer Scherr; University of Bristol
Off the beaten track: from Alleyways to Zigzags
Maggie Scott, University of Salford
Reassessing Scots in Place‑Names: Some insights from Human Geography
Philip Shaw, University of Leicester
Personal Names – Place‑Names – Ethnonyms: A ‘Tangled Hierarchy’?
Matthew Townend, University of York
Scandinavian Place‑Names in England
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