Lincoln

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Lincoln is one of the Five Boroughs of the Danelaw. The original name is derived from pre-English lindo, pre-Welsh linn ‘a pool’, which likely refers to the broad pool in the River Witham, now known as Brayford. The pre-English form of Latin colonia was added after the establishment here of a settlement of legionaries  in succession to the earlier fortress.

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

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Further information

Acknowledgements

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References

Kenneth Cameron, The Place-Names of Lincolnshire I. English Place-Name Society Volume LVIII (1980-81), pp.1-3.