Lancashire Place Name Survey
The LPNS is looking for volunteers to search Lancashire Archives catalogues for examples of early place name formats from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.
Professor John Insley of the University of Heidelberg is working on a new edition of the origins of Lancashire Place Names for the English Place-Name Society and needs more data to assist in completing the first volume of major place names – hundreds, parishes, townships, Domesday manors, rivers and hills.
John’s view is that local documents – deeds, manorial records, church records and even 16th century probate records- are the most valuable sources for a study of local names.
Volunteers need no expertise in reading mediaeval writing - just to spend a little time in the searchroom at Lancashire Archives in Preston - exploring specific catalogues and recording accurately the spellings of place names before 1600.
If you would be willing to help with this project please get in touch with the LPNS Co-ordinator, Jacquie Crosby
email - firstname.lastname@example.org