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Devon Place Names (S Devon Branch)

20 April 2017 at 2:15 pm

Free

A talk “Devon Place Names”, their origins, evolution and explanation, with slides showing how the names relate to the landscape. By Robert Hesketh, in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Newton Abbot.

Post-event report

It was good to welcome some newcomers and returning familiar faces to the April meeting which was a talk on Devon place names by Robert Hesketh. As always, his presentation was lively and entertaining, stimulating much discussion and interest. He explained that place names are closely related to topography and also reflect the early history, the majority being of Celtic and Old English origin with a considerable number of Norman French as the Conqueror’s knights were rewarded with lands. The picture is not always clear, however, and there are many disputed derivations and revelations as new studies continue.

Janet Gould

Details

Date:
20 April 2017
Time:
2:15 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

South Devon Branch
Phone:
Annie Maltby: 07771 277761
Email:
sdevon.sec@devonassoc.org.uk

Venue

Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall
9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN
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