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cotage called Raffehowse

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • cotage called Raffehowse 1539 Glyn c.1440 Glyn

Etymology

cotage called Raffehowse 1539(first el. possibly thepers.n. Radulf, Raulf, but cf. lME raff'rubbish, etc'(NED sb from c.1420),'foreign timber, especially deal'(NED sb from c. 1440))