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Major Settlement in the Parish of Snelston

Historical Forms

  • Snel(l)estune, Snel(l)is tune, -tune, Snel(l)estona, Snel(l)eston(e) 1086 DB 1177 P late12th Okeover John Abbr 1205 P 1206 Cur 1472 WollCh
  • Swellueston 1206 P
  • Swelleston 1335 Ch
  • Snelleslund' 1207 Cur
  • Syleneston e.13th DbCh
  • Snelinton' 1231 Cl
  • Snelston(e) 1323 Ass c.1350 DbCh 1415 Woll 1439 Okeover
  • Snelson Eliz ChancP 1601 DbAxvi


'Snell's farm', v. tūn , cf. Snailston (NCPNW 58), Snelson Ch.This pers.n. is recorded in both OE and OScand. The form Snelleslund ' appears to belong here and must be an error.

Places in the same Parish