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Survey of English Place-Names

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Painter's Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Yeldersley

Historical Forms

  • Faitune 1086 DB
  • Fenton(e) c.1192 Shir 1236 FF 1240 1258 Kniveton 1259 FF 1260 Kniveton 1734 ShefBrC
  • Painter's Lane 1682 ParRegBrailsford
  • Penters Lane 1734 Poll 1767 Burdett


Painter's Lane (6″), earlier Fenton, Faitune 1086 DB, Fenton (e )c. 1192 Shir (p), 1236 FF (p), 1240 ib, 1258Kniveton , 1259 FF, 1260Kniveton et passim to 1734ShefBrC . 'Fen farm', v. fenn , tūn . The DB spelling is clearly an error. The identification with Painter's Lane, now simply the name of the lane but previously also that of a small hamlet, is by no means exact, though the two must have been close together. The latter is Painter 's Lane 1682 ParReg Brailsford, Penters Lane 1734 Poll, 1767 Burdett, presumably from a family name.

Places in the same Parish