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Early-attested site in the Parish of Alkington

Historical Forms

  • Goldeswyke 1554 FF
  • Wycke als. Goldeswike 1570 ib
  • Goldwick 1585 FF 1780 Will


Goldwick, Goldeswyke 1554 FF, Wycke als. Goldeswike 1570 ib, Goldwick 1585FF , 1780 Will. Doubtless originally wīc 'outlying dairy-farm' with the ME  surname Golde added to distinguish it from Lower & Upper Wick infra . The places are all in the east of the parish.