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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hell Furze

Other OS name in the Parish of North Thoresby

Historical Forms

  • Hellefures, Hellefurrse 1625 Terrier
  • Hell Furz 1775 EnclA


, 1824 O , 1828 Bry , 1830Gre , Hellefures , Hellefurrse 1625Terrier , Hell Furz 1775EnclA and cf. Hell forlonge 1578Terrier , this is presumably a derogatory name for a place overgrown with furze , v. fyrs .