Plymouth Place Names

An ongoing project and a staple of Chris’s Looking Back column in local newspaper The Herald, is this documentation of the what and why of Plymouth’s place names.

Covering roads, rivers and areas in the city with names coming from Old English, local dialects, people and even animals and trees, this is a fascinating alternative insight into the history of the city. Chris has written about almost 1,000 Plymouth street names for the feature, keep checking back to see if your street name has been added to the site.