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The Gt Snicks Grass Sinks Lt Sinks

Field in the Parish of Hatcliffe

Historical Forms

  • 1762 Monson 1839 TA 1829 BH 1839 TA

Etymology

The Gt Snicks sic) 1762 Grass Sinks 1839 Lt Sinks 1829,1839(presumably dial. sink'a gutter, drain, sewer', recorded from northL, cf. Sinks Cover PN L 2, 199–200)