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on þat ealde ad

Field in the Parish of Compton Abbas

Historical Forms

  • on þat ealde ad 956 ShaftR

Etymology

on þat ealde ad('the old beacon',v. eald, ād, cf. ðone ealdan ad in 957(12) BCS 987(Staffordshire);perhaps to be located at or near the site of the later Melbury Beacon inMelbury A. par. infra)