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Note to ESk Run 9II

[8] Langatún ‘Langatún’: Poole (1980, 268-9) identifies this as Langton, near Partney in Lincolnshire. While this identification is attractive, it cannot be ascertained. According to Townend (1998, 50), there are at least twenty-one extant place names in England which can be derived from OE langa-tūn ‘long settlement’.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Poole, Russell. 1980. ‘In Search of the Partar’. SS 52, 264-77.
  3. Townend, Matthew. 1998. English Place-Names in Skaldic Verse. English Place-Name Society extra ser. 1. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society.


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