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Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Galloger ( Cowleaze )

Field in the Parish of Melbury Osmond

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA

Etymology

Galloger(Cowleaze)(cf. GallicaBridge in Ryme In. par. infra(situated just ¾ mile NE and downstream from thesefields), but perhaps to be associated with Robert de Gavelacr' 1243(a witness to aMelbury O. deed, probably from Gavelacre Ha cited in EPN 1192 s.v. gafol2'rent')