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Molthewrothecroft

Field in the Parish of Charminster

Historical Forms

  • Molthewrothecroft 1343 Ilch 1348 Ilch
  • Moldewrorthecroft 1350 Ilch

Etymology

Molthewrothecroft 1343, 1348,Moldewrorthecroft 1350(perhaps a surname from, or a p.n. analogous with,Mouldsworth Ch 3279 which is'enclosure at a hill' from molda and worð)