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' ground called the Sley '

Field in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • ' ground called the Sley ' 1607 Clegg
  • Le Sleye 1615 DuCo

Etymology

'ground called the Sley' 1607, Le Sleye 1615(Professor Löfvenbergsuggests that this is probably an early instance of dial. slay, sley'sheeppasture', cf. foll.)