English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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the Is bell

Field in the Parish of Waithe

Historical Forms

  • the Is bell 1723 Haigh
  • The Third Isbell 1723 Haigh
  • the Isbel Bydale 1723 Haigh

Etymology

the Is bell, The Third Isbell, the Isbel Bydale 1723(Isbel isrecorded as an appellative in An Is bell, An Is bel bidale in the samedocument, but its meaning is obscure and the word is not found indictionaries. For Bydale, cf. A Frank by dale supra)