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unu ' cotag ' voc ' ( la ) Knappydehall ( e )

Field in the Parish of Winfrith Newburgh

Historical Forms

  • unu ' cotag ' voc ' ( la ) Knappydehall ( e ) 1391 Weld 1392 Hutch 1393 Ct 1393 Ct c.1475 MED 1861 NED c.1470 Weld
  • unu ' cotag ' voc ' ( la ) Knappidehall ( e ) 1391 Weld 1392 Hutch 1393 Ct 1393 Ct c.1475 MED 1861 NED c.1470 Weld
  • ( le ) Knappedhall ( e ) 1450 MinAcct 1459 MinAcct 1461 Rent

Etymology

unu' cotag'voc'(la) Knappydehall(e), unu' cotag' voc'(la) Knappidehall(e) 1391, 1392, 1393, 1393,(le) Knappedhall(e) 1450, 1459, 1461(v. hall; the first part of the name probably means'provided with an ornament', from ME  knap(pe)'? an embossed ornamenton or under a roof'(c. 1475(c. 1400) MED) and -ede; knapped'broken'in the phrase knapped flints is not recorded before 1861 NED, though thevb. knap from which this word is derived is recorded from c. 1470)