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Oxfordshire place names
Have you ever wondered why Oxfordshire towns and villages are so named?
Why is Witney called Witney and Burford called Burford? Where on earth did the name Wallingford come from? How did Oxford come to be called Oxford and Bicester come to be called Bicester?
The answer to these, and many other questions can be found in a new book called Oxfordshire Place Names by Anthony Poulton-Smith (Amberley Publishing).
This paperback bookruns to over 150 pages and organises the towns and villages of Oxfordshire alphabetically so it's easy to dip in and out of the book.
The book is scattered with black and white photos such as The Radcliffe Camera in Oxford, Thame Council Offices and The statue of Alfred the Great in Wantage.
If you have in interest in Oxfordshire and/or place names then the book can be purchased through Amazon - Oxfordshire Place Names
: 22/05/2009 15:52:59
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