[Bell Historians] Village Names
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Mon Dec 24 16:36:06 GMT 2007
Using my road atlas of GB, I have undertaken an analysis of the place names,
based on column inches in the index.
Mikes distribution ties in very close to the national distribution:
Of 3277.5 column inches
A = 136" (4.15%)
B = 347.25" (10.59%)
C = 323.75" (9.88%)
Other popular letters are:
H = 228" (6.96%)
L = 240" (7.32")
S = 324" (9.88%)
W = 243.75" (7.44%)
Ho ho ho,
From: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com [mailto:bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Mike Chester
Sent: 24 December 2007 11:29
Subject: [Bell Historians] Village Names
Updating my Church Bells of Warwickshire website - seemed like a good idea
at the time, going to take much longer than I thought!
I noticed that it was taking me a long time to move through the alphabet, so
I checked on Dove. If names were distributed evenly (yes I know X & Z, etc)
about 3.85% would start with each letter.
Out of 7083 towers
292 start with A , 4.12%
825 start with B, 11.63%
626 start with C. 8.84%
Almost a quarter therefore start with the one of the first 3 letters of the
alphabet. Even allowing for the inclusion of Birmingham and Bristol, which
bumps up the number, this seems a lot. Is there any reason for this?
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