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Raveneshurst in Aldredelegh

Field in the Parish of Alderley

Historical Forms

  • Raveneshurst in Aldredelegh 13 Orm c.1424 Orm
  • Ravenhurst 1347 Plea
  • ( le ) Ravenshurst 1352 Plea
  • Waleran 12 Orm e13 Orm 1294 Court 1338 Orm
  • Walraven ( e ) 12 Orm e13 Orm 1294 Court 1338 Orm

Etymology

Raveneshurst in Aldredelegh 13, Ravenhurst 13472(p),(le) Ravenshurst 1352 et freq ib to c.1424,('Hræfn's wooded-hill', fromhyrst and a shortened form of the surname of a local family, Waleran,Walraven(e) 12, e13 Orm2 iii 579, 1294 Court, 1338 Orm2, from the OE pers.n. Wælhræfn(Feilitzen 409))

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name