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Place-names of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Alfred Oscroft

Alfred Oscroft, who worked for the Ordnance Survey in the 1920s, was an ardent researcher into Hampshire placenames. His grandson, James Oscroft Wilkes, born in Britain but relocated to the United States, was given the “miraculously preserved” manuscripts. Fortunately for us, Jim decided to publish these, and even more fortunately he verified his grandfather’s researches and illustrated them with Oscroft’s wonderful water colours, and with many prints and maps. Oliver Padel, the former President of the English Place-Name Society, says, “This volume will delight all who love Hampshire, and despite its age it still has much to offer the place-name scholar. We all share a debt of gratitude to Professor Wilkes.”

In fact, our debt of gratitude goes beyond that because he has made copies available to the Field Club, with the profits to go to Society funds.

A pen and ink “illuminated” plate by Alfred Oscroft

The volume is priced at £5 for HFC members or £10 for non-members, plus £4.00 p&p.

Please download the attached form, and send a copy to the address given, to request a copy of this volume. Cheques should be made payable to Hampshire Field Club.

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