The EPNS was established in 1923 to conduct a county by county survey of the place-name of England. The first county to be surveyed, Buckinghamshire, appeared in 1925.
To date, the Survey has produced 90 volumes, the most recent being The Place-Names of Leicestershire Part VI, which appeared in 2014. Almost all counties have been surveyed at least in part and work to complete the Survey is ongoing.
The Surveys have been widely used by researches, academics, and those generally interested in the origins, meaning, and significance of English place-name.
English Place Names Society
The EPNS has increasingly published titles other than the Survey volumes. The first Journal of the English Place-Name Society appeared in 1969. The Journal carries the annual report of the EPNS, alongside a selection of articles by scholars working on the area of Place-Names. Various ancillary publications have also been published including a brief and accessible Popular Series, an Extra Series, and various reference works and dictionaries.
For subscription, membership and general enquiries, please contact:
Mrs Christine Hickling
School of English
University of Nottingham
Tel: 0115 951 5919
President: Professor Judith Jesch
Honorary Secretary: Associate Professor Jayne Carroll