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Survey of English Place-Names

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placeam Roberti Sutton vocatum Helle

Field in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • placeam Roberti Sutton vocatum Helle 1401 DorR
  • ' a burgage called Hell Pound ' 1412 DorR
  • Hell Pound 1737 DorR

Etymology

placeam Roberti Sutton vocatum Helle 1401,'a burgage called Hell Pound' 1412, Hell Pound 1737(v. hell,presumably a term of contempt, cf. Helen Lane in Weymouth par. supra,with pund)