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Name-Studies resources 


The Survey of English Place-Names has been digitised as part of a Jisc-funded project, The Digital Exposure of English Place-Names (DEEP).


A searchable guide to the interpreatation of the names of England's cities, towns, and villages. 


A dictionary of the words that make up England's place-names.


Resources to help find landscape names in medieval conveyance charters.


A one-year Arts and Humanities Research Council Follow-on Funding project working with schoolteachers and other childhood educators in Shropshire, providing place-name resources for schools as part of the National Curriculum.



Resources from the English Place-Name Society (EPNS)

EPNS is the established national body for the subject and has its own website; its offices and library are housed in the Institute.


An established resource for historians, linguists and geographers. Selected volumes can now be downloaded free of charge from the EPNS web pages.


The EPNS is an established national body, and publishes the Survey of English Place-Names, an annual Journal, and other related works.


Other Resources hosted outside the University

The Historical Gazetteer of England's Place-Names

The Historical Gazetteer of England's Place-Names


The Historical Gazetteer brings the Survey of English Place-Names into the digital realm.


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