Author Topic: Alliterative placename clusters  (Read 511 times)

telstarbox

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Alliterative placename clusters
« on: January 18, 2019, 11:02:17 am »
On a recent ride I noticed Hertfordshire has Hertford, Hitchin, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield, plus Harlow just over the border.

On the North Downs there are Warlingham, Woldingham and Whyteleafe, Westerham and (maybe) West Wickham.

Going down the A2 out of London there are Blackheath, Blackfen, Blendon, Bexleyheath, Bexley, and nearby Barnehurst and Belvedere.

Are there any more?
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Re: Alliterative placename clusters
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 11:40:55 am »
Doesn't really work when you live in West Wales and the town name begins with Llan.......   ;)
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Re: Alliterative placename clusters
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 11:42:53 am »
Or Cornwall where most things are called Tresomething.
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Re: Alliterative placename clusters
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 11:49:13 am »
On a recent ride I noticed Hertfordshire has Hertford, Hitchin, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield, plus Harlow just over the border.

...

Are there any more?

Hoddesdon ?

Interestingly* of these aitches, I was married in one, live in one and work in another.

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Re: Alliterative placename clusters
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 03:07:31 pm »
One of my favourite routes for a ride from York goes through:

Whixley, Walshford, Wetherby, Walton and Wighill...

...in that order (or the other way, if I decide to go clockwise for a change!  :P )
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Re: Alliterative placename clusters
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 08:48:43 am »
Without listing them, there seems to be many places in Northants that begin with H.
I first noticed this in 1990, when doing the routes for the Birthday Rides randonées.
My favourite one was Horninghold!
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Re: Alliterative placename clusters
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2019, 10:13:26 am »
Going south through the Peak District from Castleton to Matlock:

Hope, Hathersage, Hassop, Haddon & Hackney.

Re: Alliterative placename clusters
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2019, 10:38:42 am »
Our last tandem ride of our points chase in 2013 took us through Litcham, Flitcham and Hitcham.

Re: Alliterative placename clusters
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2019, 03:48:02 pm »
Without listing them, there seems to be many places in Northants that begin with H.
I first noticed this in 1990, when doing the routes for the Birthday Rides randonées.
My favourite one was Horninghold!

Horninghold is in Leicestershire!

It is at the top of Knob Hill.

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Re: Alliterative placename clusters
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2019, 06:48:19 pm »
Clunton and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun
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