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locum voc ' Beches

Field in the Parish of Wyke Regis

Historical Forms

  • locum voc ' Beches 1460 MinAcct
  • terre quondam Beches 1460 MinAcct

Etymology

locum voc' Beches, terre quondam Beches 1460(cf. William atte Beche 1329, v. bece1'stream' or bēce2'beech-tree', atte)