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Survey of English Place-Names

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le Thorpes

Field in the Parish of Burton and Dalby

Historical Forms

  • le Thorpes 1517 Deed
  • Thorpe Balke 1561 Surv
  • thorpforth l.13 WoCart
  • Torpmilnemeduwe 1271 Laz
  • Torpmilnemidowe 1271 Laz

Etymology

le Thorpes 1517 (referring to Netherthorpe and Overthorpe, supra), Thorpe Balke 1561 (17) (v. balca), thorpforth l. 13 (1449) (v. ford), Thorpmilnemeduwe m. 13 (1404), 13 (1404) bis, Torpmilnemeduwe, Torpmilnemidowe 1271 (1449) (v. myln, mǣd (mǣdwe obl. sg.)) (all with þorp' an outlying farmstead')