British village names: Stating the obvious

Occasionally, as one language yielded to the next over the centuries, some curious hybrids arose. Bre, for example, is British for ‘hill’,  and dun signifies the same thing in Anglo-Saxon. Therefore, Breedon-on-the-Hill in Leicestershire means ‘Hill hill on the hill.’

Book of British Villages

When you see how the village is situated it’s hard to argue with the name.

Breedon-on-the-Hill

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3 comments on “British village names: Stating the obvious

  1. Stefanie says:

    Amusing and aptly named!

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