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Shidgateswra

Field in the Parish of Cheadle

Historical Forms

  • Shidgateswra l12 Facs

Etymology

Shidgateswra l12('nook, corner of land, atShidgate', v. vrá. The older name is either'gates made of palings', or'roadalong which billets are borne', from scīd'a split piece of wood'(cf. NED s.v.shide) and geat(nom.pl. gatu)'a gate' or gata'a road')

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name