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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Wythop

Historical Forms

  • Loftweic, Loftwic 1195 FF


The first element here is clearly ON  lopt, 'loft.' The second may possibly be þveit, but the document of 1195 is an original Final Concord, in a hand which distinguishes between c and t .

Places in the same Parish