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Dictionary of London Place-Names Companion Website

London Place-Names

Web links

Here is a list of recommended web links:


Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland
Information about name studies to members of the Society and other interested individuals. The Society publishes an annual journal, Nomina.

Institute for Name-Studies (at the University of Nottingham)
Provides information about the English Place-Name Society, the ongoing Survey of English Place-Names, and another project, The Vocabulary of English Place-Names.

Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
Information about permanent galleries, current events, and exhibitions, etc. covering the history of London from the earliest times up to the present. Also information about Museum of London Docklands, Museum of London Archaeology, and London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre.

Centre for Metropolitan History at Institute of Historical Research, University of London
'London's Past Online' is a full bibliography of published material relating to the history of the Greater London area.

Lists all local history societies in Greater London (with web links to these, e.g. The East London History Society); also publishes Local History Magazine.

Royal Historical Society
publishes 'Bibliography of British and Irish History'.

Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society
Records relics of London's industrial history, publishes bi-monthly newsletter, database with images, articles, etc.

London & Middlesex Archaeological Society
Investigates antiquities and the early history of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Metropolitan County of Middlesex.

London Record Society
Publishes transcripts, abstracts, and lists of the primary sources for the history of London.

The London Topographical Society
Publishes books and sheet material illustrating the history, growth, and topography of London.

The National Archives at Kew
Information about the range of archives held here and in other record repositories (e.g. record offices, local studies libraries), research guides to local history.

The British Library
Information on their collections, help with research.
Provides information about London's historical records (births, marriages, deaths, census, directories, parish records, and wills) (subscription).