Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian


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Unusual U. K. place names 83. – Nailsea

NAILSEA, Somerset

Early coal mining

occupied by the Romans

Known for Nailsea glass

 


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Unusual U.K. place names 86. – Cheddzoy

CHEDDZOY, Somerset

Old English name cedd

Both Romans and Saxons here

Chedd  meaning island


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Unusual U.K. place names 74. – Stuggadhoo

STUGGADHOO, Isle of Mann

on he Isle of mann

many nations have ruled here

Famous for Manx cats

 

 


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Unusual U.K. place names 77. – Curry Rivel

CURRY RIVEL, Somersetshire

Site of Roman house

Name comes from Celtic crwy

meaning boundary

Note: Rivel from its landlord Sir Richard Revel


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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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Obscure words explained 84. – toponym

TOPONYM

Word for a place name

Especially one derived

from local features

 


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Unusual U.K. place names 63. – Stow on the Wold

STOW on the WOLD, Gloucestershire

\Where the wind blows cold

Town’s patron was St. Edward

\Once called Edwardstow


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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