[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]
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Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Full record: Abingdon

County Berkshire
Transcript abyngto(u)n
Icon description two spired churches, castle (?)
  • castle
  • churches (multiple)
Etymology OE Æbba, pers. name + dūn, 'hill'
Earlier editors abyngto(u)n (OS 1935); abyngton (Gough, Parsons)
Early Maps habi(n)gton (Angliae Figura)
Overwritten yes
Attested spelling Abingdonia 1224 (c. 1250) Bract, Abingdon, Abington 1535 VE; earlir attestations have the first element in the form Abban-/Aben- and similar