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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #58 on: February 05, 2017, 18:08:25 »
East Langdon and St. Margaret's at-Cliffe

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #54 on: May 01, 2016, 20:29:44 »
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #53 on: July 09, 2015, 22:15:19 »
Harbledown .today.

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2013, 19:14:32 »
I took these photos of the  village sign in Minster, Thanet.



The sign on the sign. ( on the otherside.)


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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2013, 12:30:47 »
Sorry about the shadows . East Sutton.

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2012, 20:56:53 »
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2012, 19:49:16 »
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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #47 on: May 25, 2012, 15:13:41 »
The first point of call for Kent place names is Dr Paul Cullen of Institute for Name-Studies, Uni- versity of Nottingham
http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/#
Last time I met Paul he was at Nottingham it would appear that he has since moved to Bristol University. He’s often invited to give talks on Kent place names, if you are even remotely interested in the subject he is well worth seeing.


Copy and pasted from the website.
Perhaps '*Trott's cliff'. *Trott is a monothematic masculine personal name. Alternatively the first element may be an OE *trott, cognate with German Trotz 'defiance', referring to the steep scarp of the North Downs.
Elements and their meanings
•pers.n. (Old English) pers.n. Personal name
•clif (Old English) An escarpment, a hill-slope; a river-bank.

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2012, 14:23:00 »
I wonder how it was originally pronounced.  I know that by 1887 the village must have been  known as  Trosley (Troz-Ley) because  Trosley Towers was built then.

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #45 on: May 25, 2012, 13:39:37 »
According to "The Place Names of Kent" it is from the Old English Trottes clif, meaning simply "Trott's Cliff".  First recorded in 788 as Trottes clyva, evolving eventually into Trosclyffe by 1610. Not sure how the modern pronunciation came about.

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Re: Kent Village & Town Signs
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2012, 08:09:47 »
Trottiscliffe (pronounced Troz-Ley)

can any one can shed some light on the spelling of this one?
the word Trottiscliffe (or Trotterscliffe) is not Norman, Saxon, Angle, Germanic, Latin or any other the other usual languages that makes English, my best guess is it is a derivation of a Brithonic word but that's as far as I can get.

I have one of Crockenhill some where, I'll post that when I find it

 

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