English place name etymology: 10 questions

Name the UK town or city from the etymology and other hints provided.

  1. Broken bridge (Latin, Yorkshire)
  2. Place where cows can cross the river
  3. Holy Headland (Cornish)
  4. Pig Hill (Old English, Wiltshire)
  5. A novel by Charles Kingsley (Devon)
  6. Farm where cheese is made (Cumbria)
  7. Church in the woods (French and Old English, Derbyshire)
  8. The farm of Beormund’s people (Old English)
  9. Fortified town of the Kentish people
  10. Green basin (Scotland)

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  1. Broken bridge (Latin, Yorkshire)
    A: Pontefract
  2. Place where cows can cross the river
    A: Oxford
  3. Holy Headland (Cornish)
    A: Penzance
  4. Pig Hill (Old English, Wiltshire)
    A: Swindon
  5. A novel by Charles Kingsley (Devon)
    A: Westward Ho!
  6. Farm where cheese is made (Cumbria)
    A: Keswick
  7. Church in the woods (French and Old English, Derbyshire)
    A: Chapel-en-le-Frith
  8. The farm of Beormund’s people (Old English)
    A: Birmingham
  9. Fortified town of the Kentish people
    A: Canterbury
  10. Green basin (Scotland)
    A: Glasgow

For all things etymology, the online etymology dictionary is always a good place to look.

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