British (=Cumbric/Welsh)


compiled by Simon Taylor

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Watson CPNS, ch. XI ‘British names’ and ch. XII ‘British-Gaelic names’.

Note: Andrew Breeze has written about several British place-names in short articles in a range of journals, including Innes ReviewNorthern HistoryScottish Language and Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society. [you can download a list of Andrew Breeze’s publications by clicking here.]

Fox, Bethany, 2007, ‘The P-Celtic Place-Names of North-East England and South-East Scotland’, The Heroic Age (An on-line Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe) 10
Hough, Carole, 2001, ‘P-Celtic tref in Scottish Place-Names’, Notes and Queries 48, No.3, September 2001, 213-15.

Jackson in Thomson, Companion to Gaelic Scotland, under ‘Place-names, British and Pictish’.

Jackson, K.H., 1953 Language and History in Early Britain (Edinburgh).

Jackson, K.H., 1955 ‘The Britons in Southern Scotland’, Antiquity 29, 77-88.

Jackson, K.H., 1963 ‘Angles and Britons in Northumbria and Cumbria’, in Angles and Britons: O’Donnell Lectures (Cardiff), 60-84.

James, Alan BLITON (Brittonic Language in the Old North) at this web site.

James, Alan G., 2011, ‘Dating Brittonic Place-names in Southern Scotland and Cumbria’, Journal of Scottish Name Studies 5, 57–114.

Koch, John T., 1983, ‘The Loss of Final Syllables and Loss of Declension in Brittonic’, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 30, 201-33.

Nicolaisen, SPN, ch. 8 ‘P-Celtic names: Pictish and Cumbric’