Interesting Place Names in The Domesday Book

In the past, I compiled three lists regarding female names, male names, and nicknames from the Domesday Book. Today’s list will be of place names. There are a lot of amusing town/village names. I figured I would share some I find particularly interesting for no real reason or logic as to why I find them interesting. I just do. Like my other name lists, this one will be added to in the future.

Abbotsbury

Boscombe

Broadclyst

Crowland

Culverthorpe

Fittleton

Fobbing

Huntspill

Littleton Drew

Much Wenlock

Norton Bavant

Pershore

Poynings

Shaftesbury

Sompting

St Benet of Hulme

Tavistock

West Ham

Wimbish

Wootton Bassett

Worthy

Yalding

Source:

‘Domesday’, Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, http://www.pase.ac.uk.

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