English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Ditton's Still

Early-attested site in the Parish of Yetminster

Historical Forms

  • Duddenhill 1840 TA
  • campo voc' Langedodenhulle 1364 DCMDeed
  • Dodenhull' 1415 CampbCh
  • close called Doddinges 1614 Digby


Ditton's Still (ST 592115), probably to be associated with the f.n. Duddenhill 1840TA (the name of the adjacent field), which is earlier campo voc ' Langedodenhulle 1364DCMDeed , Dodenhull '1415CampbCh , possibly also with close called Doddinges 1614Digby .Dodenhull (e ) is perhaps 'Dod(d)a's hill', from the OE  pers. name Dod (d )a (gen.sg. -n ) and hyll. Doddinges and later Ditton 's may represent pseudo-manorial forms of the first part of the original name (for the fronting of o > i before dentals cf. Ditton Priors Sa 1110).