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Colickey Green alias Curling Tye Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Woodham Walter

Historical Forms

  • Curlai 1086 DB
  • Curley 1471 EASix
  • le Curleighmead 1436 ib
  • Quer(e)le(gh) 1227,1239,1261 FF 1248 Ass t.Ed1 BM
  • Querelesa 1236 Fees
  • Querenlegh 1248 Ass


'Mill-clearing.' v. cweorn , leah . Cf. Quarley (Ha)Cornel '1250 Cl, 1331For , Querle 1269For . The Domesday Curlai has not been definitely identified hitherto. It has been located in this parish and it has been suggested that the mill of DB is Hoe Mill (v. EAS ix, 415). This is probably correct. It is mentioned in conjunction with Westbowers and Gunhill Fm, whilst Philip de Querenlegh , Walter de Bunebrok and John de Ulting were all concerned with the aqua de Ulting and a mill (1248Ass ) near Bumford's Bridge infra 299.