LANCASHIRE PLACE NAME SURVEY
The 2020 Annual lecture will be on the 20th October, will be given by
Jonathan Masters, from Lancaster University
ESRC CASE PhD candidate, History.
'The changing landscape of Lancashire's coastal plain'
Social and economic development and the evidence of minor place-names, 1150-1550.
Jonathan's research examines the social and economic development of medieval Lancashire as evidenced by change in landscape and agroeconomic activity during the period 1150 to 1550. His area of investigation focuses on the coastal wetlands and low-land plains between the Ribble and Mersey rivers. The approach of the study draws on the interpretation of minor place-names recorded in such documents as title deeds as evidence of significant change in landscape through socio-economic practice. Jonathan's research is funded by ESRC CASE studentship, and is in collaboration with Lancashire County Archives at Preston.