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molend ' de Clive

Field in the Parish of West Stour

Historical Forms

  • molend ' de Clive 1288 Ass 1842 TA
  • molend ' de Clyue in villa de Sturewestouere 1288 Ass 1842 TA


molend' de Clive, molend' de Clyue in villa de Sturewestouere 1288(v. clif(dat.sg. clife)'cliff, bank', no doubt with reference to the bank of R. Stouron which the mill would be situated, cf. the f.n. Cle(a)ve in E Stour par.supra and cf. Seuemelne infra for another(and contemporary) mill here;there were three mills in Sture(E & W Stour) in 1086 DB, v. VCHDo 382)