The EPNS was established in 1923 to conduct a county-by-county survey of the place-names 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 English counties have been surveyed at least in part and work to complete the Survey is ongoing.
The Survey is used by researchers, academics, and all those interested in the origins, meaning, and significance of English place-names.
English Place-Name Society
The EPNS publishes titles other than the Survey volumes. The first volume of the Journal of the English Place-Name Society appeared in 1969. The Journal carries a range of scholarly articles and the annual report of the EPNS. Other EPNS publications include a Popular Series of county place-name dictionaries and volumes on subjects central and related to English place-names.
For subscription, membership and general enquiries, please contact:
Mrs Christine Hickling
School of English
The University of Nottingham
Tel: 0115 951 5919
President: Professor Judith Jesch
Honorary Secretary: Dr Jayne Carroll