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Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Maps, charts & atlases > Place names & gazetteers

A-Z Place Names Of South Africa - Name Origins, History, Attractions (Paperback): A-Z Place Names Of South Africa - Name Origins, History, Attractions (Paperback)
R250 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R70 (28%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

This book contains alphabetically listed names of South African cities and towns, as well as most villages and certain settlements and townships where information was available.

More than 900 places are included in what is an informative and educational look at place names, including the year they were established, origins, previous names and alternative names. Also included are interesting historical facts and reasons to visit, as well as contact details (website or phone number).

The book is a wonderful journey through South Africa. Ann Gadd particularly enjoyed researching the smaller villages and places. There is a wide variety of attractions across the places, covering sporting interests, places to eat, historical interest, scenic spots, the longest, the tallest, the coldest and much more. Ann connected with local inhabitants or officials to get their take on the naming of their town or historical interests. All this wonderful (and sometimes whacky) information is condensed to give you a book that sums up the very core of each place.

Information includes:

  • Province
  • Year established
  • Year of municipal / borough status
  • Origin of town name
  • Previous name
  • Preferred name
  • Alternative name
  • Town theme (type of industry)
  • Historic facts (important events or interesting feature of the town)
  • Contact details (website or phone)
London Central Map (Sheet map, folded): London Central Map (Sheet map, folded)
R83 R68 Discovery Miles 680 Save R15 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The A-Z Central London Map is a self-covered, fold-out sheet map which combines our more detailed, middle scale, street mapping with a comprehensive street and place of interest index on the reverse. Published at a scale of 6 inches to 1 mile, the map extends out from Charing Cross to: *St. John's Wood and Shoreditch in the north *West Brompton and Kennington in the south *Paddington and Kensington in the west *Spitalfields and Bermondsey in the east Strong colours are used to identify main roads, parks and landmark buildings. Also shown are: Rail, Overground, Underground, DLR and Elizabeth Line stations; River Bus pier stops; main road numbers; one-way streets; safety cameras with speed limits and London borough and postcode boundaries. If you are heading off to the West End to see a musical, play or film then our dedicated Cinema and Theatre Maps are included, making it easy to locate venues and nearby tube stations. TfL's central area Tube map forms the back cover, making it easy to refer to without opening the sheet. This publication is the perfect choice for those wanting a detailed street map covering central London in a compact folded size.

London Map (Sheet map, folded): London Map (Sheet map, folded)
R84 R69 Discovery Miles 690 Save R15 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The A-Z London Map is a self-covered, fold-out sheet map which combines our instantly recognizable A-Z street mapping with a street index on the reverse. Published at a scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile, the map extends out from central London to: * Highbury and Hackney in the north *Clapham Common and Lewisham in the south *Notting Hill and Barnes in the west *Stratford and Greenwich Peninsula, with the O2, in the east. Postcode districts, one-way streeets, the congestion charging zone boundary and safety camera locations with speed limits are featured on the mapping. TfL's central area Tube map forms the back cover, making it easy to refer to without opening the sheet. This publication is the perfect choice for those wanting the combination of a desirable map area and a compact folded size.

Edinburgh Handy Map (Sheet map, folded): Edinburgh Handy Map (Sheet map, folded)
R81 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R16 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Edinburgh is a self-covered, double-sided street map covering an area that extends to include: *Craigmillar *Dalry *Holyrood Park *Iverleith *Leith *Murrayfield *Pilton *Prestonfield *Ravelston *Restalrig Also included on the reverse side of the sheet is a large scale (9 inches to 1 mile) city centre map of Edinburgh which identifies the many important tourist sites. Postcode districts, one-way streets, Edinburgh Tram stops and safety camera locations with speed limits are featured on the mapping. The Street Index and the separate Places of Interest Index can be used to find where you are or to identify the many attractions this popular historic city has to offer. This publication is the perfect choice for those wanting the combination of expanded street map coverage around the city centre and a compact folded size.

Loughborough A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Fifth edition): A-Z Maps Loughborough A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Fifth edition)
A-Z Maps
R139 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R33 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Loughborough features 38 pages of coloured street mapping covering: *Castle Donington *East Midlands Airport *Kegworth *Hathern *Barrow upon Soar *Quorndon *Sileby *East Goscote *Queniborough *Syston *Mountsorrel *Woodhouse Eaves *Shepshed *Diseworth (inset). There is separate coverage of Melton Mowbray, East Leake and Bourton on the Wolds. Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with maximum speeds are featured on the mapping. The index section of the atlas lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Norwich Street Atlas (Paperback, 9th edition): Norwich Street Atlas (Paperback, 9th edition)
R165 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R41 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Norwich is a full colour atlas featuring 37 pages of street mapping which includes: *Blofield *Blofield Heath *Brundall *Cringleford *Hethersett *Norwich Airport *Poringland *Spixworth *Sprowston *Taverham *Wroxham *Wymondham In addition, there is an inset map of Horsford and a large scale city centre map of Norwich. Postcode districts, one-way streets, park and ride sites, safety camera locations with speed limits and The Broads Authority Boundary are also featured on the mapping. The index section lists streets; selected flats, walkways and places of interest; place, area and station names; hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Cambridge Handy Map (Sheet map, folded): Cambridge Handy Map (Sheet map, folded)
R81 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R16 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Cambridge is a self-covered, double-sided street map covering an area that extends to include: *Barnwell *Chesterton *Eddington *Girton (part) *Grantchester *Newnham *Romsey Town *Trumpington (part) Also included on the reverse side of the sheet is a large scale (9 inches to 1 mile) city centre map of Cambridge covering all of the city's important tourist locations. A reference list of top visitor attractions is particularly useful if your time in this historic city is limited. Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with speed limits are featured on the mapping. The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place and area names, park and ride sites, national rail stations, hospitals and hospices covered by this map. This publication is the perfect choice for those wanting the combination of a desirable map area and a compact folded size.

Nottingham Street Atlas (paperback) (Paperback, 8th edition): Nottingham Street Atlas (paperback) (Paperback, 8th edition)
R173 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R40 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Nottingham is a full colour, paperback atlas with 74 pages of continuous street mapping which extends to include: *Arnold *Beeston *Burton Joyce *Calverton *Carlton *Clifton *Cotgrave *Eastwood *Heanor *Hucknall *Ilkeston *Keyworth *Long Eaton *Radcliffe on Trent *Stapleford *West Bridgford There is also separate coverage of Bingham. Also included is: *a large scale city centre map of Nottingham *a postcode map of the Nottingham area *a road map of the Nottingham area *the full Nottingham Express Transit map Postcode districts, one-way streets, park and ride sites and safety camera locations with speed limits are featured on the street mapping. The index section lists streets; selected flats, walkways and places of interest; place and area names; railway stations; Nottingham Express Transit stops; hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Swansea Street Atlas (Paperback, 7th edition): Swansea Street Atlas (Paperback, 7th edition)
R176 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R40 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Swansea, Bridgend, Carmarthen, Llanelli, Neath and Port Talbot is a full colour paperback featuring 125 pages of street mapping covering: *Mumbles *Pen-Clawdd *Gowerton *Gorseinon *Pwll *Burry Port *Portardulais *Gorlas *Ammanford *Brynamman *Skewen *Briton Ferry *Margam *Porthcawl *Pyle *Pencoed The Gower Peninsular, a popular holiday destination, is also covered by street mapping at a scale of 2 inches to 1 mile. A large scale city centre map of Swansea is included. Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with maximum speeds are featured on the mapping. The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Canterbury, Margate, Ramsgate & Whitstable Street Atlas (Paperback, 6th edition): Canterbury, Margate, Ramsgate & Whitstable Street Atlas (Paperback, 6th edition)
R168 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R41 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Canterbury, Margate and Ramsgate features a places of interest guide and 41 pages of street mapping covering: *Birchington *Broadstairs *Faversham *Herne Bay *Sandwich *Westgate on Sea *Whitstable Large scale city/town centre maps of Canterbury, Margate and Ramsgate are also included. Postcode districts, one-way streets, Park and Ride sites and safety camera locations with speed limits are featured on the mapping. The Places of Interest Guide is an essential addition to the book as there is so much to see and do in this historic corner of Kent, whether you want to experience the grandeur of Canterbury Cathedral or enter a mysterious Shell Grotto; discover seafaring traditions or literary connections to Chaucer and Dickens; visit a leading art gallery exhibition or enjoy vintage amusement park rides; take a casual seafront stroll or energetic coastal walk or an informative guided tour. The index section lists streets; selected flats, walkways and places of interest; place, area and station names; hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Bath Handy Map (Sheet map, folded): Bath Handy Map (Sheet map, folded)
R82 R67 Discovery Miles 670 Save R15 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Bath is a self-covered, double-sided street map covering an area that extends to include: *Bathampton *Claverton *Combe Down *Newbridge *Odd Down *Twerton *University of Bath *Weston *Whiteway Also included on the reverse side of the sheet is a large scale (9 inches to 1 mile) city centre map of Bath covering all of the city's important tourist locations. A reference list of top visitor attractions is particularly useful if your time in this historic city is limited. Postcode districts, one-way streets, park and ride sites and safety camera locations with speed limits are featured on the mapping. The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place and area names, park and rides sites, national rail stations, hospitals and hospices covered by this map. This publication is the perfect choice for those wanting the combination of a desirable map area and a compact folded size.

Hampshire Street Atlas (Spiral bound, 4th edition): Hampshire Street Atlas (Spiral bound, 4th edition)
R431 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R106 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Hampshire is a spiral bound street atlas with countywide coverage in a single book. There are 242 pages of coloured street mapping covering: *Bournemouth *Portsmouth *Southampton *New Forest National Park *South Downs National Park (part) *Ringwood *Lymington *Hythe *Romsey *Andover *Basingstoke *Farnborough *Winchester *Petersfield *Havant *Fareham Street mapping is at a scale of 3.33 inches to one mile, except for the less populated parts of the county which is at a scale of 1.66 inches to one mile. Also included: *Large scale city/town centre maps of Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester. *A postcode map of Hampshire *Countywide road mapping Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with speed limits are featured on the street mapping. The index section lists streets; selected flats, walkways and places of interest; park and ride sites; place, area, junction and railway station names. There is a separate list of hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Aberdeen A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Fourth edition): A-Z Maps Aberdeen A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Fourth edition)
A-Z Maps
R166 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R40 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Aberdeen features 51 pages of continuous mapping that extends from central Aberdeen to include: *Blackburn *Potterton *Dyce *Aberdeen International Airport *Middleton Park *Bridge of Don *Westhill *Kingswells *Bucksburn *Peterculter *Milltimber *Cults *Cove Bay *Portlethen (new for this edition) A large scale city centre map of Aberdeen is also included. Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with maximum speed limits are featured on the mapping. The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas. A road map of the Aberdeen area is featured on the back cover.

Weymouth & Dorchester A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Sixth edition): A-Z Maps Weymouth & Dorchester A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Sixth edition)
A-Z Maps
R139 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R33 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Weymouth and Dorchester features 38 pages of coloured street mapping covering: *Bridport *Abbotsbury *Charminster *Broadmayne *Broadwey *Preston *Isle of Portland *Crossways *Wool *Wareham *Corfe Castle *Swanage Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with maximum speeds are featured on the street mapping. The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Essex A-Z Street Atlas (spiral) (Spiral bound, New Fifth edition): A-Z Maps Essex A-Z Street Atlas (spiral) (Spiral bound, New Fifth edition)
A-Z Maps
R424 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R107 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Essex is a full colour, spiral bound street atlas featuring complete countywide coverage in one volume. The atlas contains 224 pages of coloured street mapping and covers the county in two sections: Section 1: Main road mapping at a scale of 1 inch to 1 mile; the mapping includes the whole of the Essex administrative area. Section 2: Street mapping at a scale of approximately 3 inches to 1 mile; this detailed mapping extends to cover all the major towns and villages throughout the county and includes one-way streets. In addition, there are large scale city/town centre maps of Chelmsford and Colchester. Both scales of street mapping feature postcode districts, safety camera locations with their maximum speed limit, and the Greater London Low Emission Zone Boundary. Also included is a postcode map of Essex. The index section gives references for both sections of the atlas and lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, junctions, place and area names and National Rail stations. There is a separate index to hospitals and hospices.

Basingstoke A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Third edition): A-Z Maps Basingstoke A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Third edition)
A-Z Maps
R127 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R29 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Basingstoke is a full colour street atlas featuring 36 pages of street mapping covering: *Basingstoke *Bramley *Sherfield on Loddon *Hartley Wintney *Hook *Odiham *South Warnborough *North Waltham *Oakley *Sherborne St. John *Chineham There is also separate coverage of: *Andover *Whitchurch *Overton Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with their maximum speed limit are featured on the mapping. The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas. This Basingstoke map is ideal for residents and visitors alike.

Somerset Place Names (Paperback, UK ed.): Anthony Poulton-Smith Somerset Place Names (Paperback, UK ed.)
Anthony Poulton-Smith
R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? Which Somerset village was held by the Pope at the time of Domesday? Who was Tom Mogg? Which village was named after the plant which inspired the inventor of Velcro? In these pages we examine the origins of the names with which we are otherwise so familiar. Towns, villages, districts, hills, streams, woods, farms, fields, streets and even pubs are examined and explained.

Weston-super-Mare A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Fourth edition): A-Z Maps Weston-super-Mare A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Fourth edition)
A-Z Maps
R140 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R32 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Weston-Super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and Clevedon is a full colour street atlas featuring 36 pages of mapping. Weston-Super-Mare coverage extends to include: Kewstoke, Worle, M5 Junction 21, Banwell, Sandford, Congresbury, Yatton, Claverham, Wrington, Churchill, Shipham, Winscombe, Bleadon and Uphill. Burnham-on-Sea coverage extends to include: M5 Junction 22, Highbridge, Berrow (part) and Brent Knoll. There is separate coverage of: Clevedon, Nailsea and Cheddar. Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with maximum speed limits are featured on the mapping. The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by the atlas. This Weston-Super-Mare publication is ideal for residents and visitors to this popular seaside town alike.

Bolton & Bury A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Third edition): A-Z Maps Bolton & Bury A-Z Street Atlas (Paperback, New Third edition)
A-Z Maps
R169 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R40 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z map of Bolton and Bury is a full colour street atlas featuring 54 pages of continuous street mapping which extends to include: *Adlington *Atherton *Farnworth *Horwich *Prestwich *Radcliffe *Ramsbottom *Walkden *Westhoughton *Whitefield. There are also large scale town centre maps of Bolton and Bury. Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with their maximum speed limit are featured on the street mapping. The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Newcastle Upon Tyne A-Z Premier Map (Sheet map, folded, New Tenth edition): A-Z Maps Newcastle Upon Tyne A-Z Premier Map (Sheet map, folded, New Tenth edition)
A-Z Maps
R198 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R49 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This A-Z Premier Map of Newcastle Upon Tyne is a full colour, single sided street map covering an area extending to: *Dinnington *Seaton Burn *Dudley (part) *Whitley Bay *Tynemouth *South Shields *Castletown (part) *Washington (part) *Sunniside *Blaydon *West Denton *Newcastle International Airport Also included: * inset map of Throckley and Newburn * Large scale city centre map of Newcastle Upon Tyne Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with speed limits are featured on the maps. An index booklet, listing streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, places and area names, National Rail and Metro stations, is attached to the inside of the cover. Also included is a separate list of hospitals and hospices covered by this map.

The Place-Names of Wales (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Hywel Wyn Owen The Place-Names of Wales (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Hywel Wyn Owen
R332 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R87 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Place-Names of Wales was originally published in 1998 and reissued in 2005 in the Pocket Guide series. This current updated publication adds some thirty entries, which importantly take into consideration more recent research. The entry for each place-name provides details of historical forms and dates; analyses each name into its component linguistic elements; tracks the later linguistic development of the name and the influences upon it particularly within a bilingual society; compares the name with similar names elsewhere, and interprets that meaning within the history of Wales and in the local context having regard for the landscape and changing land-use. In addition to explaining the link between place-names and language, history and landscape, the introduction includes a section on the significance of place-name study, and a short section to allow non-Welsh speakers to understand some relevant sound-changes.

Northamptonshire Place Names (Paperback, UK ed.): Anthony Poulton-Smith Northamptonshire Place Names (Paperback, UK ed.)
Anthony Poulton-Smith
R366 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R50 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ever wondered where our towns and villages get their names from? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? Northamptonshire Place Names examines the origins of the names with which we are otherwise so familiar. Towns, villages, districts, streets and even pubs are examined and explained. Some of the definitions give a glimpse of life in the earlier days of the settlement, and for the author there is nothing more satisfying than finding a name which gives such a snapshot. The definitions are supported by anecdotal evidence, bringing to life the individuals and events which have influenced the places and the way these names have developed. This is not just a dictionary but a history and will prove invaluable not only for those who live and work in the county but also visitors and tourists, historians and former inhabitants, indeed anyone with an interest in Northamptonshire.

A History of Whitby and Its Place Names (Paperback): Colin Waters A History of Whitby and Its Place Names (Paperback)
Colin Waters
R526 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R85 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you've ever wondered where Cross Bar Lane, Banjo Cottage, the Blue Robin and the Bug House cinema were, or how Jacky Fields, Caller Beck, Egton Village, Gallows Close and Cock Mill got their names, then A History of Whitby & its Place Names will be of interest to you. This absorbing and well-researched book by local historian Colin Waters is full of fascinating facts laid out in an easy to read A - Z format and can just as easily be dipped into or read from cover to cover. With explanations of the origins of the town's street, village, and place names and how they are linked to people and events in Whitby's history (sometimes as far back as Roman and Viking times), this interesting book presents a new way of looking at the area's ancient origins. Learn how French wartime prisoners were used as local slave labour, how religious frescoes were lost to history because a local photographer failed to catch them on film before they were destroyed, and where Whitby's Roman and Viking settlers built their religious temples. Illustrated with both old and modern images, this succinct guide to old Whitby and its place names should be on the bookshelf of every lover of local history.

Scottish Place-Name Papers (Paperback): William J. Watson Scottish Place-Name Papers (Paperback)
William J. Watson
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Dorset Place Names (Paperback): Anthony Poulton-Smith Dorset Place Names (Paperback)
Anthony Poulton-Smith
R372 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R50 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ever wondered where our towns and villages get their names from? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? Dorset Place Names examines the origins of the names with which we are otherwise so familiar. Towns, villages, districts, streets and even pubs are examined and explained. Some of the definitions give a glimpse of life in the earlier days of the settlement, and for the author there is nothing more satisfying than finding a name which gives such a snapshot. The definitions are supported by anecdotal evidence, bringing to life the individuals and events which have influenced the places and the way these names have developed. This is not just a dictionary but a history and will prove invaluable not only for those who live and work in the county but also visitors and tourists, historians and former inhabitants, indeed anyone with an interest in Dorset.

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