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Survey of English Place-Names

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( fontem vocat ' ) Gorewell ( ' )

Field in the Parish of Woolland

Historical Forms

  • ( fontem vocat ' ) Gorewell ( ' ) 1384 Prideaux 1385 MiltRoll
  • Gorrewell ' 1564 Prideaux

Etymology

(fontem vocat') Gorewell(') 1384(e16), 1385(e15), Gorrewell' 1564(v. gāra'point of land', well(a)'spring'; not closeto Garbrook(s) supra)