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Mill Cl

Field in the Parish of Winfrith Newburgh

Historical Forms

  • 1843 TA 1086 DB
  • Mill Close pasture 1621 Weld
  • the Mill Close l17 Weld

Etymology

Mill Cl(Mill Close pasture 1621,the Mill Close l17, cf. terr' voc' Toukyngmylfurlang 1450, molend' aquatic'nuper Johannis Cator 1457, firma molendini aquatici d'ni(vocat' Gristmyll)1469, 1470, Mildowns or Mildons barrow 1650, Mill Down p1795, v. myln,clos(e), tucking-mill, grist-mill, dūn, beorg; there was probably a mill inWinfrith Newburgh in 1086 DB, v. VCHDo 3 65–6)