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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Gloucester

Historical Forms

  • (le) Gosedich' c.1220,c.1230,c.1260 GlR
  • Gosedik' 1248 Ass 1455 Cole
  • Gosedissh c.1230 GlR
  • Gosedyche 1539 LP


Gooseditch (lost), (le ) Gosedich 'c. 1220, c. 1230, c. 1260 GlR, Gosedik '1248Ass , 1455 Cole, Gosedissh c. 1230 GlR, Gosedyche 1539 LP. 'Ditch frequented by geese', v. gōs , dīc . It was in the neighbourhood of Bearland towards Rikenel Stile (Cole 110), and may well have been a ditch along the south wall of the city.