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Linch cl

Field in the Parish of Charminster

Historical Forms

  • 1837 TA
  • ( claus ' voc ' ) Lynch ( e ) ( s ) 1606 Lane
  • Linch Close 1606 Lane
  • Lynch Close 1606 Lane
  • Lynch ( eh ) ill 1606 Lane
  • Lynch bottome 1617 DuCo
  • Lynch close 1617 DuCo
  • Linch comon close 1617 DuCo

Etymology

Linch cl((claus' voc') Lynch(e)(s), Linch Close, Lynch Close, Lynch(eh)ill 1606(1770), Lynch bottome, Lynch close, Linch comon close 1617, cf. pastur' de Langelynch 1343, v. lang1, hlinc; Creeper may denote abird, insect or plant, v. creeper)