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Survey of English Place-Names

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Meathop

Major Settlement in the Parish of Beetham

Historical Forms

  • Midhop(e), Midhopp 1184–90 Cockers 1254 Ipm 1256 Ass7
  • Midehope 1304 Kendii,253
  • Mithehop 1190–1210 Cockers
  • Mythop 1280 FF 1354 ChancM
  • Methop(e), Methopp(e) 1278 Ass9 1279 1280 FF 1354 ChancM 1406 Kendii,256 1650 ib
  • Meathop 1700 Bthm
  • Middope 1609 Kendi,246
  • Meddoppe 1609 Kendii,259

Etymology

'Middle plot of enclosed marshland', from OE  midd 'middle' (replaced by ON  miðr), v. hop 1 . On the later form Meth - cf. Phonol. §11.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name