Session1003
TitleLandscape and Settlement in Early Medieval England: Using the Evidence of Minor Names
Date/TimeWednesday 14 July 2010: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorSociety for Name Studies in Britain & Ireland
 
OrganiserChris Lewis, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
 
Moderator/ChairHoward Williams, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
 
Paper 1003-a Minor Names as Evidence for the Roman to Medieval Transition
(Language: English)
Simon Andrew Draper, Victoria County History, Gloucestershire
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Geography and Settlement Studies; Local History; Onomastics
Paper 1003-b Field-Names as Evidence for Early Medieval Land Use
(Language: English)
Susan Oosthuizen, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Geography and Settlement Studies; Local History; Onomastics
Paper 1003-c Field-Names as Evidence for Dispersed Settlement
(Language: English)
Chris Lewis, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Geography and Settlement Studies; Local History; Onomastics
 
AbstractMajor place-names (the names of villages, hamlets, parishes, and townships) have long been used as evidence for the history of settlement and landscape in early England. Minor names (especially field-names but not confined to them) have been much less well exploited, despite their richness. The three papers here explore the potential of minor names for creating a fuller understanding of aspects of the landscape and settlement of early England.