Place-Names of Flintshire

Hywel Wyn Owen and Ken Lloyd Gruffydd

Place-Names of Flintshire

Hywel Wyn Owen and Ken Lloyd Gruffydd

Distributed for University of Wales Press

272 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9781786831101 Published October 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

This volume presents the first thorough, authoritative study of the the place-names of Flintshire before 1974. Each of the eight hundred names considered is presented with a map grid reference; documentary and oral evidence of its origins, derivation, and meaning; and a discussion of the significance of the name in terms of history, language, landscape, and industrial associations. In addition, the authors draw comparisons with similar names in other parts of Wales and the UK, and trace the later linguistic development of names, with particular attention to the effects of a bilingual society.

Review Quotes
Gwynedd O. Pierce, Cardiff University
“This book will be the definitive publication for many years on place-names in the old Flintshire, a fascinating part of Wales in terms of its history and topography and, above all, for its linguistic identity. Both authors are well-known for their authoritative and enlightened scholarship.”
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