Place-Names of Glamorgan

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‘An impressive achievement … a fascinating book to dip into local history and a perfect travelling companion.’
Western Mail

‘Handsomely produced … popular and scholarly’
Gareth Bevan
Bwletin - Cymdeithas Enwau Lleoedd Cymru
Bulletin - Welsh Place-Name Society

'Gwaith ysgolheigaidd sy'n cyflawni'r gorchwyl yn ddeheuig … mae'n astudiaeth gynhwysfawr gyda thrafodaethau sy'n fanwl a gwybodus heb fyth fod yn freichus’ / ‘A scholarly work that deftly accomplishes its task … it is a comprehensive study with discussions that are detailed and informed without ever being overwhelming.’
Guto Rhys, Y Casglwr (The Collector)


           The Importance of Place-Names
           Place-Names in Glamorgan
           Selection of Names
           Editorial Method
Guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet
Abbreviations and Bibliography
Glossary of Common Place-Name Elements
Online Databases and Reference Resources

A - Aberafan - Avan Vale
B - Bae Caerdydd - Byeastwood
C - Cadle - Cymer
D - Danescourt - Dynfant
E - Eaglesbush - Ewenni
F - Faenor - Furzehill
G - Gabalfa - Gyfeillion
H - Hafod - Horton
I - Ilston - Is Caeach
J - Jersey Marine
K - Kendon - The Kymin
L - Laleston - Lunnon
M - Machen - Mynydd y Gwair
N - Nantgarw - Nurston
O - Oakdale - Oystermouth
P - Palmerstone - Pyle
Q - Quakers Yard - The Quar
R - Radur - Ruthin
S - St Andrews Major - Swffryd
T - Taf - Tythegston
U - Uchelola - Upper Killay
V - Vale of Glamorgan - Virginia Park
W - Wallston - Wyndham Park
Y - Ynysawdre - Ystradfodwg

Based on many years of detailed research, Place-Names of Glamorgan investigates the historical evidence and meanings of more than 1,100 place-names in the historic county of Glamorgan, and the eight modern unitary  authorities, stretching from Rhossili to Rumney and Rhoose to Rhigos.

The illustrated volume contains a concise introduction to the subject, a bibliography, a glossary of common place-name elements, and a close examination of individual place-names and their historic forms.

Richard  Morgan is a former archivist at Glamorgan Archives and co-author of the Dictionary of the Place-Names of Wales.

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