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atte the Northerflotham i hamme

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • atte the Northerflotham i hamme 1395 MiltC
  • in the Sowtherflotham i hamme 1395 MiltC
  • atte the Northervlotham i hamme 1395 MiltRoll
  • in the Sowthervlotham i hamme 1395 MiltRoll
  • Floteham 1450 Glyn

Etymology

atte the Northerflotham i hamme, in the Sowtherflotham i hamme 1395, atte the Northervlotham i hamme, in the Sowthervlotham i hamme 1395(e15),Floteham 1450(an earlier instance of a f.n. also found in Stinsford par. 1372, probably from flote'state of flowing', i.e.'flooded', and hamm'river-meadow'(note the appellative use'one hamme at-/in-' in the 1395forms), with norðerra'more northerly', sūðerra'more southerly')