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Survey of English Place-Names

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The Gallows Yard

Field in the Parish of Taxal

Historical Forms

  • c.1720 Orm

Etymology

The Gallows Yardc.1720(v. galga, geard, the supposed place of execution in which the Downesfamily of Taxal exercised the right of hanging within their bailiwick of theForest of Macclesfield, v. Orm2 iii 779n)