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

Historical Forms

  • Northurn 1280 Ass


, perhaps to be associated with Northurn 1280Ass (p) which is from norð ' north ' and hyrne ' corner,land in a river-bend ' , v. (ge)hæg ' enclosure ' , cf. also la Hurne 1244Ass (p) , John Inthehurne 1329Ct ; Northernhay lies in a bend of R . Frome .