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Welsh Place Name Categories

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Welsh place names have changed over time. Not only that, there have been numerous boundary changes as well. In order to keep things as simple as possible we use the thirteen historic counties of Wales when categorising Welsh place names. This covers a significant proportion of recorded history in Wales from 1534 Laws in Wales Acts and so includes the majority of the profiles on which we are working. For profiles before that time we manage those through separate Categories Wales Project. All individual place name categories must be on both Wikipedia and A Vision of Britain. Only the Category Information Boxes should be on the category pages themselves. Any other information can be put on a free-space page and linked via the CIB. Country houses and castles should be sub-categories under the nearest settlement with the people born there under that sub-category.

We categorise with place (hamlet, village, town, city), county as follows: We try to avoid hyphens in place names, and where the name includes the word Saint we abbreviate this with St and no punctuation.

A series of pages on Categorisation start here For Cemeteries we have very specific rules, see Wales Cemeteries Team

If you have any questions about this category structure, or if you wish to combine it with a global topic please contact Steve Bartlett

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