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Survey of English Place-Names

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Thornton dale

Field in the Parish of Cabourne

Historical Forms

  • Thornton dale 1601 Terrier 1638 Terrier 1662 Terrier 1697 Terrier
  • thornton dale 1674 Terrier
  • Thornton daile 1686 Terrier
  • Thornton-dale 1707 Terrier
  • Thornton land 1577 Terrier 1612 Terrier 1625 Terrier
  • a land called Thornton land 1601 Terrier 1606 Terrier

Etymology

Thornton dale 1601, 1638,1662, 1697, thornton dale 1674, Thornton daile 1686, Thornton-dale 1707,Thornton land 1577, 1612, 1625, a land called Thornton land 1601, 1606(named from theThornton family, cf. Gilbert de Thorneton' 1289 Foster, Alan de Thorneton' 1300ib, with deill and land)