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Tarrant Gunville

Major Settlement in the Parish of Tarrant Gunville

Historical Forms

  • ? Tarente 1086 DB(f.75b)
  • ? Tarenta Exon
  • ? Terente 1086 DB(f.82b)
  • Tarent(e) 1180–1 P 1233 1320 MinAcct
  • Tarrent, Torrent 1382 Fine
  • Tarente Gundevill 1233 Ch 1236 FF
  • Tar(r)ent(e) Gundevill, Tar(r)ant(t) Gundevill 1316 FA
  • Tar(r)aunt Gundevill 1504 Ipm
  • Tar(r)ent(e) Gund(e)vill', Tarente Gond(e)vill' 1263 Cl
  • Tarente Gound(e)vil 1316 FA
  • Tarane Gunvile 1475 Pat
  • -Gon- 1503 Ipm
  • -Goun- 1538 Rawl
  • Tarent Gundevil(l)(e), -uil(l)(e), Tarrant Gunvyl(l)(e), -uyl(l)(e), Taraunt Gunfylde 1504 Ipm
  • -feld(e) 1510 ADV 1541 Glyn
  • -field 1619 CH
  • Tharrente Gundeuill' 1244 Ass
  • Terantgonnevyle 1407 Pat
  • Terra(u)nt G(o)undevyle 1492,1500 ib
  • Terra(u)nt Gunvile 1591 Rawl
  • Torrent Gounvyle 1542 ib
  • Torrent Gounvyll 1548 Ct
  • Gondevileston 1264 Ipm
  • Gundevyleston 1303 FA
  • Go(u)ndeuyleston' 1405 Weld1
  • Goundeuill' 1395 Rawl 1494 Cecil
  • Goundeville maner' 1466 IpmR
  • Gounvyll 1547 Ct
  • Gounvyle, Gounvyld 1548 ib
  • Gunfild 1553 Cecil
  • Gunfeld 1575 Saxton
  • Gunfield 1618 Map
  • Gunvill(e) 1563 Hutch3 1664 HTax
  • Gundfield 1619 CH

Etymology

Named from R. Tarrant which rises near Stubhampton infra , v. Tarrant H. par. supra , RNs. infra ; on the probable identification of the DB forms, v. Eyton 131–2, VCHDo 369, 100. The affix Gunville is manorial; Robert de Gundeuill ' held a fee here in 1180–1 P, cf. Hugh de Gundevil (l )e 1211–2 RBE, 1212 Fees, 1233 FF, Tarrant H. par. and Farnham par. supra , v. tūn 'estate'; the 16th and 17th cent. spellings in -fyld , -feld , etc show confusion with feld 'field'.

Places in the same Parish

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