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Kathryn Bullen

Languages and Literature, University of Nottingham

Thesis title:

Assess the impact of language, history and landscape on place-names on the Isle of Axholme

My research aims to discover what place-names in the Isle of Axholme can tell us about the historical change to society and culture in North Lincolnshire, which lies within the area historically known as the Danelaw. It will collect historical forms of place-names in order to build a strong foundation for further investigation. The project will benefit the local community and environmental agencies by promoting a greater appreciation for the landscape and an awareness of possible changes in the future which connect with its more watery past. It will also provide material for a publishable volume of the English Place-Name Society, contributing to the survey for Lincolnshire.

Research Area

  • Languages and Literature


October 2020: 'Axholme: Place-Names in the Marsh' - Society for Name Studies Britain and Ireland, autumn half day conference (online)