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oð kinghes imare

Field in the Parish of East Orchard

Historical Forms

  • oð kinghes imare 963 ShaftR 956 ShaftR
  • and 963 ShaftR 956 ShaftR

Etymology

kinghes imare, and(for andlang)gemare('king's boundary', with reference to Iwerne M. which was grantedto Shaftesbury nunnery by King Edwy in 956, v. cyning,(ge)mǣre)