Devon Place Names


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Every Devon place name has a story to tell, usually a very old story going back well over a thousand years to the Saxon settlement.  Some names are older still: British or even pre-British.  They reflect successive layers of conquest and settlement, revealing a great deal about our ancestors, the languages they spoke, their names and the lives they led.  This guide includes an introduction to the subject and explains 500 Devon place names, as well as the most common place name elements.