Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian


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Jobs of Days Gone By #16.- the Ironmonger

THE IRON MONGER

nails, screws, nuts and bolts

Supplier of household needs

Ace is now the place

 


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Unusual U.K. place names 76. – Cleobury Mortimer

CLEOBURY MORTIMER, Shropshire

Name from Old English

Clifu meaning a steep place

Church  has crooked spire


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Unusual U.K. place names 64. – Claxby Pluckacre

CLAXBY PLUCKACRE, Lincolnshire

Medieval village

Was deserted long ago.

Had church which fell down


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Unusual U.K. place names 62. – Petty France

PETTY FRANCE, Gloucestershire

Not remrkable

not much history to tell

not written, that is.


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Unusual U.K. place names 65. – Uttoxeter

UTTOXETER, Staffordshire

Varied history

Luttuc’s homestead on the heath

Roman garrison


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Unusual UK place names 61. – Over

OVER,  South Gloucestershire

Over Court burned down

The White Lady of Over

Haunts each New Year’s Eve

 

 

 


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Unusual U.K. place names28. – Pucklechurch

PUCKLECHURCH, Gloucestershire

Bronze-age round barrow

Saxon royal villa site

Kingdom of Wessex