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atte Wowe

Field in the Parish of Shaftesbury

Historical Forms

  • atte Wowe 1840 TA 1351 Shaft

Etymology

atte Wowe(p) 1351(c.1407)('at the crooked place', if this is a substantival use of wōh'crooked', v. atte)