Thursday, September 14, 2006

What's in a name?

This gravestone back is located in the churchyard of St Quivox Church of Scotland, in the village of St Quivox in the parish of St Quivox. The face of the stone is badly eroded and unreadable, but the stones surrounding it date from late 1700s to early 1800s.

It was this name that really started me first thinking about how placenames came into existence.

For a long time, I've thought that the church didn't really look like one.

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