English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

One stong

Field in the Parish of Waithe

Historical Forms

  • One stong 1209–35 LAHW
  • ... called by the name of the Butcher c.1650 Terrier
  • The First Butcher 1723 Haigh
  • The Second Butcher 1723 Haigh
  • severall other parcells of Meadow called Butcher c.1650 Terrier
  • Frank c.1650 Terrier
  • Isabell c.1650 Terrier
  • A Butcher 1723 Haigh

Etymology

One stong... called by the name of the Butcher c.1650, The First Butcher, The Second Butcher 1723(Butcher isone of three terms for pieces of meadow in Waithe, not previously noted inthe survey. They are recorded in severall other parcells of Meadow called Butcher, Frank, and Isabell(sic) c.1650. The meaning of Butcher is obscureand the word is not found in dictionaries, but it is recorded as an appellativein Waithe in A Butcher 1723. For Frank and Isabell, v. infra)