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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bourton

Historical Forms

  • Atte Sandweye 1292 GillCt
  • atte Sandwey(e) 1327 SR
  • atte Sandwey(e) 1332 SR
  • atte Sandwey(e) 1343 For
  • Sandway, Sandy Cl 1839 TA


Sandway (ST 774306), Thomas Attesandwey , Richard Atte Sandweye 1292GillCt , Robert atte Sandwey (e )1327SR , John atte Sandwey (e )1332 SR, William atte Sandwey (e )1343For , Sandway , Sandy Cl 1839TA , '(at) the sandy way', v. atte , sand , weg ; perhaps originally with reference to the road from Bourton to Zeals (W); a Sand Pit is marked (6″) beside this road.