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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hind Lake

Early-attested site in the Parish of Holme

Historical Forms

  • Hindelake, Hyndelake 1223 FF 1279 RH
  • Hyndelac 1224 Rams c.1350
  • Hind Lake c.1750 Bodger'sMapofWhittleseaMere


OE  hinda-lacu , 'hinds' stream,' i.e. where they water. v. lacu . On Bodger's map of Whittlesey Mere several such 'lakes' are marked—Henson's Lake, Barnsdale Lake, Long Lake, together with this one on the east side.

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