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Gt Mohun's Bridges, Lt Mohun's Bridges

Other OS name in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • Moones Bridge 1607 Clegg 1631 WeyM
  • Mohon(o)es Bridge 1841 TA, TAMap


( local ) , 1774Hutch1 , Moones Bridge 1607 Clegg, 1631 WeyM, Mohon (o )es Bridge 1841TA , TAMap , cf. Moones Bridge River 1650ParlSurv , no doubt from the family of John Mone or Mohun who held the manor of Wolfeton in Charminster par . supra and lands in Dorchester at his death in 1480 (Hutch3 2415, 546) . The references to magnum pontem vocatum novum pontem 1565 DorR and to Great Brydge 1607 Clegg probably also belong here .