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Whit ( e ) well Bottom Whit ( e ) wall Bottom

Field in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA
  • Whitewell Bottome 1615 DuCo 1650 ParlSurv
  • Whytewell Bottome 1615 DuCo 1650 ParlSurv

Etymology

Whit(e)well Bottom, †Whit(e)wall Bottom(Whitewell Bottome,Whytewell Bottome 1615, 1650, cf. Whitwelscombe 1345, Whitewell Sheepe Downes 1617, the Whitwell Sheepslaught 1653, from Whitfield in Bradford P.par. supra, v. botm, hanging, cumb, slæget, cf. Loops Ld supra)