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crofta vocat ' Wyʒtteney

Field in the Parish of Shaftesbury

Historical Forms

  • crofta vocat ' Wyʒtteney c.1500 Eg
  • Wyʒrtonehy c.1500 Eg

Etymology

crofta vocat' Wyʒtteney, Wyʒrtonehy c.1500(represented asWyrtteney, Wyrlonchy in Hutch3 3 87; the forms are probably corrupt, andthe etymology therefore is unclear)