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Survey of English Place-Names

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Dryftclos

Field in the Parish of Broadwey

Historical Forms

  • Dryftclos 1445 Rent c.1450 NED 1686 NED

Etymology

Dryftclos 1445(perhaps ME  drift'drove, herd, flock'(c. 1450 NED), or anearly example of the same word with the meaning'road on which cattle aredriven'(1686 NED), with clos(e))