I Am Fascinated By The Origins Of Place And Street Names

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    Hermit Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

     A short walk up Lincoln High Street from its southern end you will find Hermit Street. With no further clues, you might assume that it was built where a hermitage or monastery once stood. But you would be wrong. Hermit Street, it seems, was named after a horse! Hermit was...
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    Nov 12, 2010

    I like that too. Everything about history gets

    me that's why i like watching PBS.
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54
    41-45, F
    Oct 18, 2015

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    or connection with Ghana? If so, please consider helping Ghana Place Names. Ghana Place Names is a research project open to all with an interest in or knowledge of Ghana. The aim is to find the meanings and origins of as many place names in Ghana as possible. Visit the project...
    Toponymist Toponymist
    61-65, M
    Oct 18, 2015

    Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate (york, Uk)

    Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate (York, UK) * the smallest street in York, 35 metres long and was once the location of the city's pillory, hence the name. On older maps, the street was called "Whitnourwhatnourgate", "Whit nour what nour" meaning "neither one thing, nor the other" in Anglo...
    koyptakh koyptakh
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 12, 2010

    Can I just say that I actually live near

    wetwank! OMG I mean wetwang. Lovely little village 😂😂😂except everyone there knows what's going on and who did it and the biggest cry they have actually ever had was probably the bin stolen or when it's wetwang scarecrow weekend and the scarecrows get nicked. Wetwank is...
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    1 Response Oct 18, 2015

    Stanthaket Court, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

     I first thought that Stanthaket must be a contraction of St Anthaket, and assumed this to be some obscure Saxon monk. So obscure, in fact, that the blessed Anthaket is not listed in my Oxford Dictionary of Saints. The answer to the puzzle is in the book Medieval Lincoln by...
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    Nov 12, 2010

    Wetwang

    Wetwang is a Yorkshire Wolds village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Driffield on the A166 road. According to the 2001 UK census, Wetwang parish had a population of 672.[1] St Nicholas church, Wetwang is a...
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    Nov 12, 2010

    Reading The Streets Of Rome

    In June of this year, over 1,000 people were detained and 85 charged in one of the biggest cases of insurance fraud in Italian history. The scam involved simulating car accidents through falsified documents in order to file fraudulent insurance claims. Relying on a hefty system...
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    Nov 12, 2010
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