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Survey of English Place-Names

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Wet Sealodes, Dry Sealodes

Early-attested site in the Parish of Soham

Historical Forms

  • (le) Se(e)lode 1260 Ass 1279 RH 1343,1486 MinAcct
  • Seuelodes 1277 Ely
  • Wet, Dry Sealodes 18.. Map


Wet Sealodes, Dry Sealodes (6″) is (le ) Se (e )lode 1260 Ass, 1279 RH, 1343, 1486MinAcct , Seuelodes 1277Ely , Wet , Dry Sealodes 18..Map .This is an area of marsh adjoining Soham Mere and was probably originally the name of a watercourse running from the mere to the Ouse, possibly that now called Soham Lode (infra 201). The first element is thus probably identical with that of Soham supra 196, v. (ge)lād.