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Eating House or Salt Lee Mdw

Field in the Parish of Nantwich

Historical Forms

  • 1846 TA
  • Heatyng house yorde 1545 AddCh
  • le heyting house 1556 AddCh
  • Heatinge house meadowe 1662 AddCh
  • Heating - House Meadow 1750 Sheaf

Etymology

Eating House or Salt Lee Mdw(Heatyng house yorde 1545, le heyting house 1556, Heatinge house meadowe 1662, Heating -House Meadow 1750, perhaps named from a building in whichbrine was heated for evaporation, from heating(NED), and hūs, with geard,mǣd. The alternative name is from salt and lēah, cf. Salt or Walling Mdwinfra)