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Monk's Heath, Monksheath Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderley

Historical Forms

  • Munkesheth c.1389 Orm2
  • Munk(e)sheath 1632 Sheaf 1651 Dav
  • Munckesheath 1634 AddCh
  • Monk(e)she(a)th(e) 1565 Dow 1571 Earw c.1620 Orm2


Monk's Heath (110–8474), Monksheath Hall, Munkesheth c.1389 Orm2, Munk (e )sheath 1632 Sheaf, 1651Dav , Munckesheath 1634AddCh , Monk (e )she (a )th (e )1565Dow , 1571 Earw, c.1620 Orm2, 'monk's heath', v. munuc , hǣð . Dieulacres Abbey owned estates in this district. It may be the land called Wethull granted to Poulton Abbey c.1216 Orm2 ii77 ('wet hill', v. wēt , hyll ), but v. Wetehull 335infra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name