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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Pyworthy

Historical Forms

  • Dir(e)hill(e) 1201 Cur 1238 Ass
  • Dyrehill 1244 Ass
  • Direhille juxta Haldesworthy 1304 Ass
  • Derehulle 1278 Ass
  • Derhille 1300 Misc


v. Derworthy supra 153. Possibly the same person gave name to this place and to Derriton infra 164, 210.