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Ellen Chaplin

Research Student,


Research Summary

Current Status

PhD (part-time) - currently registered

Research Topic

The Place-Names of Devon

Research Summary Replace

My research aims to catalogue and etymologise the place-names of Devon in order to build on the previous work completed on the county in the EPNS Survey volumes 8 and 9. I will collect historical forms of place-names and use these to explore the social, economic and environmental history of the county.

I am currently in my first year of research which will involve creating a detailed gazetteer of Devonshire Place-Names grouped by the county's historic Hundreds.

Research Interests


Viking and Early Medieval Studies

West Country History

Research Supervisors

Dr Jayne Carroll

Dr John Baker

School of English

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The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

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