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Notes on Staffordshire place names

Duignan, W. H.

Notes on Staffordshire place names

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Published by Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementbu W. H. Duignan.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii,178p. ;
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15967473M

A Key to English Place-Names. I believe that although the interpretation of names is largely a linguistic problem, extra-linguistic studies will always be necessary. Much plunder was carried away—possibly down the old Roman road Watling Street, which leads past the site where the Staffordshire Hoard was found. The extent of the Anglo-Saxons' appropriation of Britain is starkly revealed in their most enduring legacy, the English language.

Duignan, W. The ruling dynasty of the Hwicce were probably key figures in the process. In particular, there is no regular series for any of the peculiars before the seventeenth century. The analysis considers the early history of the county of Stafford, and reviews the place-name evidence under various headings, including the relationship of particular elements to Roman roads, the ancient boundaries, the Hundred meeting-places, and discussions on Scandinavian and French names and those considered to provide evidence of pagan religion. Probably padded with horsehair or wool, the helmet cap was made of hammered iron for protection from slashing or thrusting blades.

According to Brooks, "the source is a mystery. Especially the northern part of it. Magic may also account for the only three obviously nonmilitary objects in the Staffordshire Hoard: two gold crosses and a slender strip of gold inscribed with a biblical quotation. That saves our volunteers and the archive staff lots of time and energy. Volume I thus gives, under each county heading, a roll of the holders of land, from the king to the humblest tenant in chief. In the nineteenth century people used all these materials in manufacturing, and Biddulph became an important industrial centre as a result.


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Notes on Staffordshire place names by Duignan, W. H. Download PDF Ebook

It seems to date from the 17th century, and is found on Robert Plot's map surveyed and published in the s Plot Further information about peculiar jurisdictions PDF 67kb The probate process As part of the necessary process to making a will, the testator appointed an executor or more than one.

Lund eds. Once cataloged, the hoard was found to contain some 3, pieces representing hundreds of complete objects. The document duly appeared thanks to the archive fairiesand it was indeed bound with medieval music. Possibly Notes on Staffordshire place names book were soldiers, or then again maybe thieves—the remote area would remain notorious for highwaymen for centuries—but at any rate they were not casual travelers.

Early place-name spellings have been collected from many sources, primarily the volumes of the Staffordshire Historical Collections, but also the volumes Notes on Staffordshire place names book archive indexes at Staffordshire Record Office, supplemented by Staffordshire place-names extracted from other sources, such as the Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society and the printed Cartularies of Haughmond and Lilleshall Abbeys, both in Shropshire, and from the editorial notes produced during research by the Victoria County History of Staffordshire team.

In a practice in northern Europe dating from the Bronze Age through Anglo-Saxon times, swords and other objects, many conspicuously valuable, were deposited in bogs, rivers, and streams as well as in the ground. The Staffordshire Hoard was thrilling and historic—but above all it was enigmatic.

Men went from Biddulph to the Crusades - bringing back, according to legend, Saracen slaves, who inhabited Biddulph Moor.

After them, the title of king seems to have been given up. In many cultures the very art of metallurgy is magical, and Nordic sagas have vivid details of the smith's magic arts, from Odin's spear and gold ring to Thor's hammer. By the date of the Staffordshire Hoard, gold supplies were dwindling, and silver and silver alloy were being used instead.

Brownhills is a modern, transparent name. Aroundin Staffordshire's Trent Valley near Lichfield, an obscure battle was fought involving the Mercians and their Welsh neighbors.

The parish name is always highlighted and selecting it will take you to the appropriate parish page. The ruling dynasty of the Hwicce were probably key figures in the process. Stepping off the road near the rise of a small ridge, they dug a pit and buried a stash of treasure in the ground.

It is often used to distinguish two places with the same name. Wood and N. The Staffordshire Hoard, as it was quickly dubbed, electrified the general public and Anglo-Saxon scholars alike. Of course the royal name Offa sets the imagination spinning, but the name was a common one in Old English times.

The gold dazzles, but from a practical point of view the most valuable part of the weaponry—"the long, sharp, pointy bit you killed people with," as Halsall notes dryly—is not present in the hoard, and it is possible that the sword blades were cannily retained for reuse.

The Anglo Saxons came and settled, and gave the area its name. It may have been a collection of Anglo-Saxon heirlooms buried at a later time. Probably padded with horsehair or wool, the helmet cap was made of hammered iron for protection from slashing or thrusting blades. Peter, Hixon - geograph.

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Enticed by reports of the richness of the land and the "slackness of the Britons," the soldiers in the first three ships were followed by more, and soon, Bede noted, "hordes of these peoples eagerly crowded into the island and the number of foreigners began to increase to such an extent that Notes on Staffordshire place names book became a source of terror to the natives.

But it is the six centuries of Anglo-Saxon rule, from shortly after the departure of the Roman colonizers, around A. The Staffordshire Encyclopaedia, a monumental compilation of material on the history and folk-lore of Staffordshire published inhas provided a valuable key to material relating indirectly to place-name research, such as topographical and archaeological features.

The bishop of Lichfield and Coventry had general jurisdiction over probate within this area, which was exercised through the Lichfield Consistory Court, Hixon is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Staffordshire.

Location. The village is miles east of the town of Stafford, and miles south west of magicechomusic.com nearest railway station is at magicechomusic.com nearest main roads are the A which skirts miles north of the village, and the A51 which runs to the west.

History Etymology. The genesis of the village name is. Place-Names of England: Staffordshire Pilot Project. Place-Names of England is a tool to collect and view place-names recorded by volunteers across England. The early stages of the website will be collecting the place-names of Staffordshire.

Please note that the data collected on this site has yet to.

List of places in Staffordshire

This volume presents the rich array of structural and artefactual evidence spanning a few thousand years of prehistory at the site of Ringlemere, Kent. Evaluation of form and associated material culture steers interpretation away from the purely domestic and contributes to the ongoing debate about the place of Notes on Staffordshire place names book in third millennium Britain.Pdf main body of this work consists of a gazetteer of all of the main, and many pdf the minor, place-names of Staffordshire (meaning any places which are or were at any time known to have been in what was, or became, Staffordshire), with early spellings, and observations on the likely or possible derivation of those names, often in a rather more discursive form than standard works on place.Some Place-Names in the Immediate Area of the Staffordshire Hoard Mattias Jacobsson (Jönköping University) Introduction.

The names of the towns, hamlets and other settlements in the area surrounding the findspot of the Staffordshire hoard comprise a mixed lot.With the ebook focus on Staffordshire's Anglo-Saxon past, following the discovery of ebook Staffordshire Hoard, this book looks at the ancient kingdom of Mercia and the surviving Anglo-Saxon charters held by the Archive Service and William Salt Library.

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The book features special sections on the Will of Wulfric Spot and local place-names.