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Survey of English Place-Names

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la Wendlete

Field in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • la Wendlete 1350 Ilch

Etymology

la Wendlete 1350('the cross-roads',v. weg(analogical ME  wk. pl. weyen),(ge)lǣt, cf. Wainland Gl 3 239;Alexander atte Welle 1327, Alexander atte Weyltte 1332 probably also belong here,though the first form shows confusion with the more common wella, v.atte)