Do you live in an Anglo-Saxon village?

Anglo-Saxon Place names

All around us we can see evidence of the places where the Anglo-Saxons lived.


Many of the names of the towns and villages in our region come from the Old English language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons.


If you live in Northumberland, look at the list and see if you live in or near one of these ancient Anglo-Saxon settlements.


There are many Anglo-Saxon place names in your area for you to discover.


Go to the Place names Activity Sheets to find out the meaning of the names in this list.


Click here for the Place Names Activity Sheets

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