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( prat ' ) bynethe the Westwode

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • ( prat ' ) bynethe the Westwode 1395 MiltC
  • ( prat ' ) bynethe þe Westwode 1395 MiltRoll
  • Westwode Abbatisse 1395 MiltRoll
  • Westwood 1731 Salkeld

Etymology

(prat') bynethe the Westwode 1395,(prat') bynethe þe Westwode, Westwode Abbatisse 1395(e15), Westwood 1731(v.west, wudu, beneoðan; Abbatisse from its possession by ShaftesburyAbbey, v. abbatissa'abbess')