Question: Why the Le in Chester Le Street?

The towns history is ancient, records go back to a Roman-built fort called Concangis. The Roman fort is the Chester (from the Latin castra) of the towns name; the Street refers to the paved Roman road that ran north–south through the town, now the route called Front Street.

What does Le mean in a place name?

1. Might le be related to the old French preposition lès? This preposition is used only in place names nowadays. It means près de (near in English). It is also sometimes written lez or les (without accent).

What day is Chester-Le-Street Market on?

MarketsMarketLocationDaysChester-le-Street marketMarketplace, Chester-le-StreetFriday and SaturdayConsett marketMiddle Street, ConsettThursday, Friday and SaturdayCrook marketMarketplace, CrookTuesday and SaturdayDurham City marketMarketplace, Durham CitySaturday5 more rows

When was Chester-Le-Street built?

122AD The known history of Chester-le-Street dates back to 122AD when a Roman fort was built along the banks of the River Wear. The site of the fort was centred on the Church Chare area. The fort was possibly called Congangis. The fort was a base for the legions stationed on Hadrians Wall.

Is Sunderland a Viking name?

The name Sunderland was used from the 17th century. The name probably derived from land which was sundered or separated from the monastery at Monkwearmouth. Gateshead: The Venerable Bede described the place in Saxon times as Goats Head.

What does Wark mean in place names?

Hope meaning land in a side valley is a common element in North East place-names, especially in the hilly country of the west. Warkworth: Wark comes from weorc – an earthwork or castle and worth means an enclosed settlement.

How do you pronounce Chester Le Street?

A guide to words and names in the news, from Catherine Sangster of the BBC Pronunciation Unit. Todays pronunciation is for the English town Chester-le-Street. Our recommendation, based on the advice of people who live there as well as published sources, is CHEST-uhr-li-street - the first part rhymes with westerly.

What day is market day in Morpeth?

1st Saturday of Morpeth Farmers Market is held on the 1st Saturday of the month in the Market Place at 9am - 3pm.

What day is Stanley market?

Stanley Market The Market is open all year round from 9am to 3pm every Thursday and Saturday on Stanley Front Street with Free car parking at the nearby Scott Street and old bus station car parks.

What day is Chester-le-Street Market on?

MarketsMarketLocationDaysChester-le-Street marketMarketplace, Chester-le-StreetFriday and SaturdayConsett marketMiddle Street, ConsettThursday, Friday and SaturdayCrook marketMarketplace, CrookTuesday and SaturdayDurham City marketMarketplace, Durham CitySaturday5 more rows

Are dogs allowed in Chester-le-Street Park?

Chester le Street Riverside park is a really good family friendly park thats great fun for dogs. The park itself has nice accessible paths.

Is Walker a Viking name?

The origins of the Walker surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Walker began when someone in that family worked as a fuller, whose job it was to scour and thicken raw cloth by beating it and trampling it in water.

What is the weirdest city name in the world?

The 14 most ridiculously named places in the worldAnus, France. Because how could the idyllic French town of Anus not be No.Pee Pee Township, Ohio. Titty Hill, England. Humptulips, Washington. Muff, Ireland. Middelfart, Denmark. Twatt, Scotland. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales. More items •Sep 24, 2013

What does Abbas mean in place names?

In English place-names the affix Abbas denotes former ownership by an abbey.

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