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Survey of English Place-Names

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Carres gate

Field in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp

Historical Forms

  • Carres gate 1694 Terrier l.17 Terrier 1745 Terrier
  • Cars gate l.17 Terrier
  • Carrs Meer ( e ) s 1708 Terrier 1708 Terrier
  • Carrs Mire 1724 Terrier
  • Cars piece l.17 Terrier
  • Cars Well l.17 Terrier
  • Careswell 1700 Terrier

Etymology

Carres gate 1694, l. 17, 1745, Cars gate l. 17, carrs gate 1708, 1708 (18), c. 1720, 1724 (v. gata), Carrs Meer (e) s 1708, 1708 (18) (poss. with mere 1 in its sense' wetland'; cf. the following f.n.), Carrs Mire 1724 (v. mýrr), Cars piece l. 17 (v. pece), Carres well 1694, 1745, Cars Well l. 17, Careswell 1700, Carrs Well 1708, 1708 (18), c. 1715, 1724 (v. wella) (v. Cars supra)