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Survey of English Place-Names

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Overdale Btm Plot

Field in the Parish of Cabourne

Historical Forms

  • 1793 Yarb
  • Orredale c.1150 TYR eHy3 Alv
  • Horredale Hy3 GCB

Etymology

OverdaleBtm Plot 1793(perhaps to be identified with Orredale l12(13), eHy3(13), Horredale Hy3(Hy4), a compound of ON  orri'black grouse(tebrao tetrix)' and dalr, as Dr John Insley suggests; v. botm, plat2)