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Abbot's Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Great Wigborough

Historical Forms

  • Salcote Abbesse, Abb(at)isse 1291,1323 For
  • Abbas Hall 1577 EASxvii
  • Abbeshall 1588 LRMB
  • Abbess Hall 1777 C
  • Abbots 1499 EASxiii
  • Abbotteswicke 1574 Ct
  • Abbots Wick 1777 C


Abbot's Hall is Salcote Abbesse , Abb (at )isse 1291, 1323For , Abbas Hall 1577 EAS xvii, Abbeshall 1588LRMB , Abbess Hall 1777 C. This formed part of the possessions of the Abbess of Barking. The modern spelling is due partly to the dialectal tendency to insert an intrusive t before a final s , and partly to a popular connection of this name with the possessions of the Abbot of St Osyth in the same parish in Abbot's Wick Fm which is Abbots 1499 EAS xiii, Abbotteswicke 1574Ct , Abbots Wick 1777 C. v. wic .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name