Bedfordshire Local History Association

Bedfordshire Place Names – a new book

A new book by Anthony Poulton-Smith – just published

I hope some of your members may be interested in the latest title in our county place names series which has just been published in Kindle eBook format, price £2.98. This link gives full details and also provides sample pages – or search for Bedfordshire Place Names on the Amazon website.

Background –  The author examines 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. 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.

Other county place name guides by Anthony Poulton-Smith – Bedfordshire Place Names, Buckinghamshire Place Names, Cheshire Place Names, Derbyshire Place Names, Dorset Place Names, Gloucestershire Place Names, Hampshire Place Names, Herefordshire Place Names, Hertfordshire Place Names, Leicestershire and Rutland Place Names, Lincolnshire Place Names, Nottinghamshire Place Names, Shropshire Place Names, Somerset Place Names, Staffordshire Place Names, Warwickshire Place Names, Worcestershire Place Names. Most of the recent titles are available from Fineleaf in both eBook and printed format.

Kindle formatBedfordshire Place Names is currently available exclusively in Kindle eBook format. It can be downloaded to any Kindle device. It can also be read without a Kindle as Amazon provide free Kindle Reading Apps for PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets. This link gives full detailsor search for Kindle reading apps.

Fineleaf Publishing – Fineleaf is an independent press specialising in landscape, social history and arts titles. Our titles are published in both print and eBook formats: full details are available on our website at

Philip Gray

Fineleaf Publishing


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