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Survey of English Place-Names

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Rackhill ' where the tenters and racks stand '

Field in the Parish of Stroud

Historical Forms

  • 1801 GR
  • the Racke close 1590 GR

Etymology

Rackhill'where the tenters and racks stand'1801 GR(D. 892)(the Racke close 1590 ib 547, cf. Rack Hill 116 infra)