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Survey of English Place-Names

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(Lower) Moulsham's Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Great Wigborough

Historical Forms

  • Mulso in Wiggebarowe 1412 FA
  • Mowshams 1588 LRMB
  • Molesham 1304 FF


(Lower) Moulsham's Fm is Mulso in Wiggebarowe 1412 FA, Mowshams 1588LRMB . 'Mul 's ridge' or 'mule's ridge,' v. hoh .The farm is on a slope near a hill rising to 100 ft. Lower Moulsham's Fm is about a mile-and-a-half away, just below 50 ft. The modern form is a manorial re-fashioning due to the possessions here of the family of Philip de Molesham (1304 FF).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name