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Survey of English Place-Names

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Fontmell Magna

Major Settlement in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • ffuntemel 871–877 ShaftR(S357(1)) 15
  • (in) Funtemel 871–877 ib
  • ffuntemel, Funtemel, in funtmel, to funtmel 932 ShaftR(S419) 15
  • Fontemale 1086 DB
  • Funtemel(l)(') 13 Glyn 1201 Cur 1244 Ass 1280 1280 Pat 1490 ShaftR 1290 Pat 15 1406
  • Funtemele 1395 MiltC
  • Funteymel, Funtenel, Futumel (sic) 1268 Ass
  • Magnam Funtemell' 1391 Glyn
  • Funtmill 1648 SC
  • East Funtmell, West Funtmell 1664 HTax
  • Great Funtmell 1704 Salkeld
  • Funtmell Magna 1795 Boswell
  • Fontemel(l)(') 1244 Ass 1258 Pap 1280 QW 1288 Ass 1291 Tax 1402 Pat
  • Fontenel 1291 Tax
  • Fontimel 1303,1346 FA
  • Great-Fontmel 1774 Hutch1
  • Fontmell Magna 1795 Boswell
  • Fountemel(l) 1280 QW 1345 FF
  • Easte Fountmell, West Fountmell c.1560 Glyn
  • Fountmell 1415 Pat 1535 VE 1659 Salkeld
  • Fountymell 1428 FA
  • Fowntemell c.1500 Eg

Etymology

Named from Fontmell Brook which rises near here, v. RNs.infra ; Lat  magna 'great' to distinguish it from Fontmell Parva in Ch. Okeford par. supra . East and West F (o )unt (e )mell , -mill are the names of two tithings in c. 1560Glyn , 1664 HTax. The Anglo-Saxon bounds of the manor are given in S 419.

Places in the same Parish

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