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Field in the Parish of Shaftesbury

Historical Forms

  • Mulehulle 1840 TA Ed1 Shaft 1328 Sher


Mulehulle(associated withmolendinum Johannis Mathies) Ed 1(c.1407), Mulehulle(associated withDanyelesmulle) 1328(cf. the f.n. Daniels in Cann par. supra),(le)Mul(l)ehulle 1352, 1380, 1440, Millehulle 1465('mill hill', v. myln, hyll;for other(former) mills in Shaftesbury or Cann, cf. molendinum Johannis Richeman 1312(c.1407), uno molendino equorum a1335(c.1407), molendin'in venella voc' Hertlane 1488(v. Angel Lane supra), molendino equino 1497,the Mill Howse 1585, and v. Haimes' Lane in Shaftesbury supra, CannMill, French  Mill and Gear's Mill all in Cann par. supra)