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Survey of English Place-Names

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( on ) Dyrnan geat Le Dernette

Field in the Parish of Inkpen

Historical Forms

  • ( on ) Dyrnan geat 931 BCS 1841 TA
  • Le Dernette 931 BCS 1841 TA
  • Durnegate 13th RecOffCat

Etymology

(on) Dyrnan geat 931BCS 677, Durnegate 13th, Le Dernette('hidden gate', v. d(i)erne, geat, thecharter-form is from the bounds of Ham W, at the N.E. corner of Ham,possibly a gap in Wansdyke)