ⓘ Category:Histories of populated places in England

History of Horsham

The History of Horsham, a market town on the upper reaches of the River Arun on the fringe of the Weald in West Sussex, England, can be traced back to 947 AD, and there is evidence of earlier settlement.

History of Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe has been settled since the Iron Age, when the Dumnonii Celts established a hill fort on the dominant hill, Hillsborough. The origin of the towns name has two possible sources. The first is that it is a derivative of the Anglo-Saxon Alfreinscoma - by which name it was noted in the Liber Exoniensis of 1086. The translation of this name means the "Valley of the sons of Alfred". The second origin is that the name Ilfracombe was derived from Norse illf, Anglo-Saxon yfel and Old English cumb from Cornish komm, Welsh cwm, thus The valley with the bad ford. The manor house at Chambercom ...

History of Ilkley

Ilkley is a town and civil parish in West Yorkshire, in the north of England. It has been inhabited since at least the Mesolithic period, was the site of a Roman fort, and much later an early example of a spa town. In more recent times it serves as a residential district within the travel to work areas of Bradford, Leeds and Keighley. According to probably outdated history of the 19th century priest, Robert Collyer, Ilkley takes its name from "Llecan, the old English word for rock" is, apparently, alluding to the rocky crags of the area, such as the cow and calf on Ilkley moor.

History of Lacock

Lacock was first mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086 with a population of less than 200, with two small mills and a vineyard. The villages main attraction Lacock Abbey was founded on the manorial lands by Ela, Countess of Salisbury and established in 1232, in the reign of King Henry III. Lacock was granted a market and developed a thriving wool industry during the Middle Ages. Reybridge, and a pack horse ford, remained the only crossing points of the River Avon until the 17th century.

History of Loughton

Loughton is a town in the county of Essex in England. The first settlement can be traced back to 2.500 years ago, but the earliest records of the modern-day site of Loughton are from the Anglo-Saxon era of English history, when it was known as Lukintone. After the Norman conquest it became part of the estate of Waltham Abbey and is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Lochintuna. It was during the 17th century, however, when Loughton began to grow significantly as a coaching stop on the newly created main route to Cambridge and East Anglia. With good transport links and proximity to both Lond ...

History of Luton

The earliest settlements in the Luton area were at Round Green and Mixes Hill, where Paleolithic encampments about 250.000 years old have been found. Settlements reappeared after the ice had retreated in the Mesolithic around 8000 BC, settlements have been found in the Leagrave area. Remains from the Neolithic 4500–2500 BC in this area are much more common. A particular concentration of Neolithic burials is at Galley Hill. The most prominent Neolithic structure is Wauluds Bank, a henge dating from around 3000 BC. From the Neolithic onwards, the area seems to have been fairly thickly popula ...


ⓘ Histories of populated places in England

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