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venellam voc ' Aysshelylane

Field in the Parish of Winfrith Newburgh

Historical Forms

  • venellam voc ' Aysshelylane 1477 Weld 2 Weld

Etymology

venellam voc' Aysshelylane 1477('(lane at or to) the ash wood or clearing', v. æsc, lēah, lane, cf.Edward atte Nassh 1416('at the ash', v. atte(n)), William Ayssheley 1486,and Ashy Drove in Coombe K. par. supra); 2 roods called Backery l17