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GB 1900 gazetteer
« on: 15 October 2016, 20:23:27 »
It is intended that the GB 1900 gazetteer will form the backbone of a national collection of the country’s historic place-names, comprising everything from the earliest medieval records to the field-names still known to modern farming families.


At the moment they are appealing for help in collecting all the names of places and features in Britain from the Ordnance Survey’s six-inch to a mile maps of around 1900, but eventually this will all  be available for searching and use. They add that "as well as simply recording the names as they appear on these historic maps, we want you to tell us more: do you know stories about the origin of the name, true or family legends".

 

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