The Place-Names of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely

  title={The Place-Names of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely},
  author={Miles Crawford Burkitt},
A LOT of water has flowed even under the bridges of the Cam since Prof. Skeat published his monumental work on the place-names of Cambridgeshire, and much new information, archaeological and otherwise, has accumulated since that date. It has been shown that the area was peopled by Anglo-Saxon folk from a very early date—before the end of the fifth century—and the researches of such investigators as Sir Cyril Fox, T. C. Lethbridge and others have thrown a flood of light on these early migrants… 
English Place-Name Elements Relating to Boundaries
Place-names often reflect local, cultural, and political history. It is only natural, therefore, that words for such historically important phenomena as boundaries should form part of place-names. In
Place-name evidence for an Anglo-Saxon animal name: OE *pohha/*pocca fallow deer’
  • C. Hough
  • Linguistics
    Anglo-Saxon England
  • 2001
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OE and ME cunte in place-names
Despite much discussion of the modern word, mysteries remain, both linguistic and sociological. Is it native OE, or borrowed from ON? Has the modern taboo always existed? I consider that the
The Fourteenth-Century Poll Tax Returns and the Study of English Surname Distribution
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Water management in the Fens before the introduction of pumps
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Medieval greens and moats in the Central Province: Evidence from the Bourn Valley, Cambridgeshire
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Index to Volume XXV
Abercrombie, Prof. Sir Leslie Patrick, elected, 182. Addison, F., elected, 105. Addleshaw, Rev. George William Outram, elected, 182. Allan, John, appointed Scrutator of the Ballot, 182. Alumni