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Early-attested site in the Parish of Affpuddle

Historical Forms

  • Pidele la Trop' 1237 Cl
  • Thrope 1268 Ass 1580 Feth
  • Trope 1280 Ass
  • le Thrope 1386 Cl
  • Thro(o)pe als. Piddle 1554 Hutch3
  • Thro(o)pe als. Pudyll, Thro(o)pe als. Pudle 1580,1609 Feth
  • Thorpe als. Thrope als. Pudle 1594 DCMDeed
  • Throupe als. Pudle, Throwpe als. Pudle 1611 Feth
  • Thorpe 1649 SC 1811 OS


Throop (SY 826931), Pidele la Trop '1237 Cl, Thrope 1268Ass , 1580Feth , Trope 1280Ass , le Thrope 1386 Cl, Thro (o )pe als. Piddle 1554 Hutch3, Thro (o )pe als. Pudyll , Thro (o )pe als. Pudle 1580, 1609Feth , Thorpe als. Thrope als. Pudle 1594DCMDeed , Throupe als. Pudle , Throwpe als. Pudle 1611Feth , Thorpe 1649 SC, 1811 OS, v. þrop 'outlying farm, secondary settlement', cf. Throop in Tolpuddle par. infra which is only some 2 miles distant and with which it has sometimes been confused (e.g. by the indexer of 1285 FA, by Boswell 2, etc., cf. Fägersten 168). Throop is situated near the bdy between Affpuddle and T. Puddle par. infra on R. Piddle or Trent; it is identified with one of the DB manors called Pidele by DBGeography 74 ff.