Liverpool news What every place name in Liverpool means and where it comes from MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - They take their inspiration from some unusual places

Liverpool news What every place name in Liverpool means and where it comes from MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - They take their inspiration from some unusual places

Liverpool news  What every place name in Liverpool means and where it comes from MetiNews.Com
18 October 2020 - 04:15

Breaking News ! Liverpool has its fair share of unusual place names - but how did our towns, villages and suburbs earn their titles? Whether it's down to silent letters or tricky pronunciations, some city locations can seriously confuse people who aren't from Liverpool. With unique titles like Aigburth and Fazakerley, it's not surprising that the origins of these place names carry their own fascinating history. Back in 2011, the ECHO reported on a comprehensive study which revealed the meanings and origins of the names of Liverpool's different areas. A report by the Museum of Liverpool and Historic England pointed to the interesting origins of the names associated with our different suburbs. Taking their inspiration from local geography, livestock and plant life, some of the place names even are recorded in some form or another in the Domesday Book. Here's how all the different areas of Liverpool got their names. Sign up for an Echo newsletter It's never been more important to stay in touch with the news, so subscribe now to the Liverpool Echo newsletter. Twice a day, seven days a week, we'll deliver the biggest stories straight to your inbox. We'll also send special breaking news emails too for the latest stories that matter. You won't miss a thing. How do I sign up? It's free, easy and takes no time at all. First just click on this link to our newsletter sign-up centre. Once you're there, put your email address where it says at the top, then click on the News button. There are other newsletters available too if you want them as well. When you've made your choice, press the Update Preference button at the bottom. Aigburth Aigburth means “oak tree hill” and the word comes from “Aykeberh” - which in turn comes from the Old Norse “Eikiberg”. The area dates back to at least the 13th century, growing up around a monastery, barns and granary run by monks. Allerton Allerton means “a town of Alder trees”, from the Old English “alder tun” - which had become “Alretune” by 1086 and Allerton by 1292. It grew as a home for wealthy Liverpool merchants in the late 19th century, living in manor houses with large parkland estates. Anfield Anfield means “a field on a slope”, starting out as “Hongfield” in the 1600s from the Middle English word “hange” and Old English word “feld”. The land was historically used for catte grazing and quarrying. In the 1850s it was still a rural settlement with mainly open fields and villa houses owned by Liverpool’s merchant classes. But the industrial revolution saw the large homes replaced by terraces for the city’s workers. Find out what's going on in your local area by entering your postcode below: Childwall This area’s name means “the stream of the children” - or of the first name “Cilda”. It was known as Cildeuuelle in the huge Domesday Book survey of 1086, becoming “Childewalle” in 1212. Croxteth Croxteth comes from the Old Norse word “Croc” and Old English “staep” - meaning “Croc’s landing place” or “river-bend landing place. It was known as “Crocstad” in 1257, becoming “Croxsath” by 1297. Vikings had sailed up the River Alt and established a settlement in the area in the ninth century. Read More Related Articles Merseyside's most commonly mispronounced place names and how you should really say them Read More Related Articles The 'official' name for Liverpudlians revealed - and it's not Scousers Dingle Dingle comes from Middle English “Dingyll” - meaning deep dell, or a village around a creek. Historians think “Dingle” suggests medieval origins, but there is little evidence of the settlement many centuries ago. It grew up in the 19th century as Liverpool’s docks grew and industries including potteries and steel, iron and gas works appearing in the area. Everton Everton comes from a word meaning either “pig enclosure” or “Eofor’s enclosure”, from the Old English word “eofor” for a domestic pig or the first name “Eofor”. It was once called “Euretone”, but had become “Evretona” by 1094. The area was known for cattle-grazing and the farmland was handed between various elites before it was declared an independent area in the 17th century and the land was gradually sold off to local people. Read More Related Articles Merseyside's lost lidos and what's there today Read More Related Articles Merseyside's vanished schools and the celebrities who went to them Fazakerley This area’s striking name comes from the Old English words for border, fringe or “woodland near a boundary field”.

. The first known reference to the area is in the local family records of Henry and Robert de Fazakerley, with the settlement growing from a hamlet in an area where woodland had been cleared. Garston Garston comes from Old English words “great” and “stan” - meaning “the great stone or grazing town”. It was called “Gerstan” in 1094, but had become Garston by 1265. There is evidence of prehistoric and Roman activity, though only became a significant settlement in the medieval era. It was known as a major fishing spot - with many fish including salmon, whitebait and sturgeon in the area. Read More Related Articles 62 of the best loved driving instructors to ever have worked in Merseyside Read More Related Articles Merseyside's best loved chip shop owners and staff Kensington Kensington takes its name from the road of the same name, and is thought to have taken its name from the other Kensington in London. The settlement grew up along the important coach road that linked Liverpool to Prescot, initially as a home for wealthy merchant classes before more housing was built for workers as Liverpool boomed as a port. Kirkdale Kirkdale means “a valley with its own church”, after the Old Scandinavian words “kirkia” for church and “dalr” for dale. It was called Kirkedale by 1185, with the land owned by the Moore family for centuries before it became a major industrial and housing area linked to Liverpool’s booming docks in the 19th century. The Moore family home was known as Bank Hall, which was demolished in the 1770s but is remembered locally through Bankhall station. Old Swan This area’s name dates much more recently than many other parts of Liverpool - coming from The Old Swan Inn in the area in the 1820s. It was rural until the 19th century, with a settelement developing around the coaching inn. Read More Related Articles 11 things tourists will never understand about Liverpool Read More Related Articles Life on Brookside Close with mega fans and bodies under the patio Speke Speke comes from the Old English word “spaec” - meaning dry twigs or brushwood. It was recognised in the Domesday Book in 1086, but was largely agricultural had two small, main hamlets called Speke and Oglet. Most of the town was built from the 1930s onwards. Toxteth This area means “Toki’s landing place”, from the Old Scandinavian first name Toki and Old Norse “stod”. It was once called “Stochestede”, becoming “Tokestath” by 1212, and much of the land was wooded until the 17th century - serving as a hunting park for King John in 1204. Tuebrook This area is named after a local stream called “Tew Brook”. Tue Brook House is the oldest dated house in Liverpool, though most of Tuebrook was still open fields in the 1840s. Read More Related Articles 23 things everyone from Liverpool should be able to agree on Read More Related Articles Merseyside place names emoji quiz will test your knowledge of our area Walton This area means “wooden enclosure”, from the Old English “Wald” and “Tun” and becoming Walton by 1305. The church of Walton-on-the-Hill is known to date back to at least the late 11th century, even serving as a so-called mother church to Liverpool until 1699 when Liverpool became its own parish. Wavertree This area’s name comes from “wavering tree” - possibly a reference to aspen trees which are still common in the area. It comes from the Old English “waefre” and “treow”, and was known as “Wauretreu” in the Domesday Book. The area once had a sandstone quarry which was free for all villagers to help themselves, but it was in-filled in the 1870s to stop them as it was so deep and dangerous, and is now covered by housing. Top news stories Grandad left sleeping in his taxi Woman's 'amazing, happy' life shatte... Pub still closed decade after execution 49 iconic photos of 1970s Liverpool West Derby This area’s name comes from the Old Scandinavian word “diurby”, meaning a farmstead where deer are seen. The “West” may have been added to “Derbei” to distinguish it from Derbyshire. It was described in the Domesday Book as one of the most important areas in the region. It was classed as a Royal Manor which once belonged to Edward the Confessor, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England before the Norman Conquest of 1066. Woolton Woolton’s name means “Wulfa’s enclosure” - from the old Scandinavian first name “Wulfa” and “tun”. It was known as Uluentune in the Domesday Book, but was made up of two different stretches of land which became known as Much and Little Woolton. You can find more information about these and other parts of Liverpool in the full Liverpool Historic Settlement Study report.

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