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Survey of English Place-Names

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Monk Meadow

Early-attested site in the Parish of Gloucester

Historical Forms

  • Monkenmede 1287 Glouc
  • Monkenemed 1343 Lanth226d
  • Monkemede 1535 VE
  • Monckmead 1630 Inq


Monk Meadow, Monkenmede 1287 Glouc, Monkenemed 1343Lanth 2 26d, Monkemede 1535 VE, Monckmead 1630 Inq. 'The monks' meadowland', v. munuc , mǣd . The site is now occupied by a dock of this name, and it was near Llanthony Priory; the term mǣd was used, as in Castle Meads and Pool Meadow (infra ), Archdeacon Meadow (149), Podsmead (166) and Sud Meadow (166), of the flat water-meadows in the various hams (Mean Ham supra , etc.). On the ME  gen.pl. in -en cf. Phonol. § 51.