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Survey of English Place-Names

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Bailie Gate & Bailie Ho, Bailey Gate Station

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sturminster Marshall

Historical Forms

  • baylye yeate 1516 Pars
  • Le Bailly 1412 FA
  • the Baylye 1515 Pars


Bailie Gate & Bailie Ho (SY 947990), Bailey Gate Station, baylye yeate 1516Pars , named from Le Bailly 1412 FA, the Baylye 1515Pars , cf. (terr ' super ) Baily Hyll , Bayly (e ) Hyll , Bayly (e ) Hill 1508DCMDeed et freq to 1693DCMCt , Bayle Lane 1513Pars , the Bayly Lane 1514ib , Bayly Ash Furlong 1694ib , Baily -House 1774 Hutch1, Bailey Corner 1811 OS, Bailey Leaze 1839TA , v. baillie 'a bailliff's jurisdiction or district', perhaps with reference to a division of the wood of Lytchett (cf. Forest Bourne Fm in Lytchett Minster par. supra ) or to 'the bailiwick of keeping the banks of the Frome and Stoure ' mentioned in 1338 FF, with geat , hyll , lane , æsc , lǣs , cf. Bailey Ridge in Lillington par. infra .