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Early-attested site in the Parish of Hempsted

Historical Forms

  • Wichio 1267 Glouc
  • Sudwick c.1220 GlR
  • Suthwick c.1230 ib


Southwick, Wichio 1267 Glouc, Sudwick c. 1220 GlR (p), Suthwick c. 1230 ib (p). 'South dairy-farm', v. sūð , wīc , doubtless an outlying farm from Hempsted. Cf. Southwick (67supra ).