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Soap ashes

Field in the Parish of Compton Abbas

Historical Forms

  • 1842 TA

Etymology

Soap ashes(cf. ModE  soap-ashes'ashes of certain kinds ofwood used in forming a lye in soap-making'(also used as a manure))