English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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on wanta seaþ

Field in the Parish of Deerhurst

Historical Forms

  • on wanta seaþ 11 Finb
  • of wantan seaþe 11 Finb

Etymology

on wanta seaþ, of wantan seaþe 11(possibly an OE  pers.n. Wanta, a wk. form of OE  Uont, of obscureorigin(cf. Forssner 244–5), found also in Wantisden Sf, v. sēað'pit')