Review of the hardback: '… a captivating resource for those of us simply curious about the oddities of English place-names … This catalogue of place-names will make an essential tool for anyone seriously involved in the cartography or topography of the British Isles … It is a project that is dizzying in scale, and manages the rare trick of being a useful commercial resource, an unimpeachable scholarly reference and a source of great pleasure for the curious.' Rare Book Review
Review of the hardback: 'This is the first comprehensive, scholarly, single volume dictionary of English place-names … impressive … very unlikely that it will be superseded very soon … essential for all medium-sized libraries.' Reference Reviews
Review of the hardback: 'The Dictionary is a reliable and comprehensive fund of place-name data and there is much here to provide the interested reader not only with information but with many stimulating ideas.' Landscape History
Originally published in 2004, this is a major reference work, containing around 20,000 entries with historical and etymological commentaries on the names of cities, towns, villages, hamlets, rivers, streams, hills and other geographical locations in England. It also uses maps and illustrations to demonstrate the significance of the names.