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Winshard ( Coppice )

Field in the Parish of Melbury Osmond

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • Welesherde 1580 Ilch

Etymology

Winshard(Coppice)(perhaps to be identified withWelesherde 1580, v. sceard'cleft, gap', first el. uncertain)