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Thwaite Lane

Field in the Parish of Bidston

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA 1838 TA 1838 TA
  • le Thwayt iuxta le Newemedewe 1357 ChFor
  • le Thwaytes 1357 ChFor
  • Oldetwayt 1357 ChFor
  • Inderthwaite 1522 Sheaf
  • Utterthwaite 1522 Sheaf
  • the Cornell Thweat ( e ) 1644 Sheaf 1646 Sheaf
  • the Great Thweat 1644 Sheaf 1646 Sheaf
  • the Little Thweate 1644 Sheaf 1646 Sheaf
  • the Little Thwaite 1644 Sheaf 1646 Sheaf
  • the ( Little ) Marled Thweate 1644 Sheaf 1646 Sheaf
  • the Meadow Thweate 1644 Sheaf 1646 Sheaf
  • the Salt Thweate 1644 Sheaf 1646 Sheaf
  • the Salt Thwaite 1644 Sheaf 1646 Sheaf
  • Tassyes Thweate 1644 Sheaf 1646 Sheaf
  • the Whinney Thweat ( e ) 1644 Sheaf 1646 Sheaf
  • The Twaite 1644 Sheaf 1646 Sheaf

Etymology

Thwaite Lane(le Thwayt iuxta le Newemedewe 1357(an assart made c.1337), le Thwaytes 1357, Oldetwayt 1357(assarted c.1337), Inderthwaite, Utterthwaite 1522, the Cornell Thweat(e),the Great Thweat, the Little Thweate, the Little Thwaite, the(Little) Marled Thweate,the Meadow Thweate, the Salt Thweate, the Salt Thwaite, Tassyes Thweate, the Whinney Thweat(e), The Twaite 1644, 1646,'the clearings, v. þveit,(cf.Addenda), with ald, grēat, lȳtel, marled, mǣd, salt, whinny and lane.Cornhill - is'corn-hill', v. corn1, hyll. Tassey is a surname. Inder -, Utter -are'inner, outer', from ON  innar, útarr)