Dictionary of British Place Names Companion Website
British Place Names
Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically.
Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba ~ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland
National Gazetteer of Gaelic Place-Names.
Archif Melville Richards (Place-Name Database at the University of Bangor, North Wales)
Comprehensive archive of Welsh place-names created by the late Professor Melville Richards.
British History Online (Institute of Historical Research)
Access to important printed source materials for place-name research.
The British Library
Information on their collections, help with research.
Bunachar Logainmneacha na hÉireannFiontar: The Placenames Database of Ireland
Comprehensive list of Irish place-names.
The Domesday Book Online
Information about Domesday places and landowners, and about the origins of place-names.
The English Place-Name Society
Information about membership of the Society, which publishes the results of the Survey of English Place-Names and an annual journal.
Institute for Name-Studies (at the University of Nottingham)
Information about the English Place-Name Society, the ongoing Survey of English Place-Names, and another major project, The Vocabulary of English Place-Names.
Landscapes of Governance: Assembly Sites in England 5th-11th Centuries
UCL Institute of Archaeology: national research project bringing archaeology, place-names and written sources together.
Langscape:The Language of Landscape Project: Reading the Anglo-Saxon Countryside
Makes accessible a rich body of material relating to the English countryside of a thousand years ago and more (based on a corpus of Anglo-Saxon boundary clauses).
Lists local history societies and courses (with web links to these), also publishes Local History Magazine.
The National Archives at Kew
Information about the range of archives held here and in other record repositories, research guides to local history.
Northern Ireland Place-Name Project at Queen's University Belfast
Centre for the study of Gaelic place-names in the UK. Information about their database, gazetteer and archive.
Ordnance Survey: Great Britain's national mapping agency
Information about maps and the mapping of place-names, introductions to the language types of British place-names.
'People's Place Names: Your Names for Places in Great Britain'
Research project run by Cardiff University to gather information about vernacular and informal place-names.
'Perceptions of Place: English Place-Name Study and Regional Variety'
Project funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England
Database providing information relating to all the recorded inhabitants of England from the late 6th to the late 11th century.
The Romano-British Settlements
Information about Roman sites and place-names in Britain.
Royal Historical Society
Publishes 'Bibliography of British and Irish History'.
The Scottish Place-Name Society ~ Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba
Information about membership of the Society.
The Shetland Place-Names Project
Information on Shetland place-names accessible through a database linked to digital maps.
Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland
Information about name studies for members of the Society and other interested individuals. The Society publishes an annual journal, Nomina.
Ulster Place-Name Society
Information about membership of the Society, which publishes a journal.
The Welsh Language Board
Information about Welsh place-names and their standardization.