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Survey of English Place-Names

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Norman Lays

Field in the Parish of Cabourne

Historical Forms

  • 1793 Yarb 1793 Yarb 1833 Yarb

Etymology

Norman Lays 1793(it is on the parish boundary and derivedfrom nān-mannand lea(OE  lēah)'meadow, pasture' in the pl.; No Man 's,normally used of land of unknown or uncertain ownership on or near aboundary, is occasionally altered, as 1793 and 1833, to Normans)