[Bell Historians] Village Names

Paul Marshall paul&jean at fxvMBIwP1kdkcKjskaPtLkMtonbgN4phjdHBnBKRMbYEmCbiNf3shLXsyj6O2XPXVeYTIiPrRRZef_WmKRkLjIXFBw.yahoo.invalid
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
To: bellhistorians
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?


Merry Christmas!






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