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Survey of English Place-Names

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Daldridge Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of East Shefford

Historical Forms

  • boscus qui vocatur Delrugg' 1240–1 FF
  • wood of Delrugge 13th AD
  • Dalrugge 1380 ib
  • Delrigge 1400 Cl


The second el. is hrycg 'ridge'; the first may be dæl in the sense 'hollow', possibly referring to chalk-pits.