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Wain Yard

Field in the Parish of Winfrith Newburgh

Historical Forms

  • 1843 TA
  • claus ' voc ' Estwynard 1461 Rent
  • claus ' voc ' Westwynard 1461 Rent
  • Wynarde Furlong 1461 Rent
  • Estwynerdclos ( e ) 1462 Weld 1484 MinAcct
  • Westwynerdclos ( e ) 1462 Weld 1484 MinAcct
  • Westwynard ( es ) clos ( e ) 1462 Weld 1484 MinAcct
  • Westwinardesclos ( e ) 1462 Weld 1484 MinAcct
  • Winner Close l17 Weld

Etymology

Wain Yard(possibly to be identified with claus'voc' Estwynard, claus' voc' Westwynard, Wynarde Furlong 1461, Estwynerdclos(e), Westwynerdclos(e), Westwynard(es)clos(e),Westwinardesclos(e) 1462 et freq to 1484, Winner Close l17, v. wīn-geard'a vineyard', with ēast, west, furlang, clos(e); the form Wain - then showsassociation with wægn'wagon', cf. Weynyate 1392, somewhere in thishundred,'gate or gap fit for a wagon', v. geat)