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large bridg

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • large bridg 1635 Terrier
  • Large brig 1722 Terrier
  • pontis magni 1439 MktHPR

Etymology

large bridg 1635, Large Bridge 1703, c. 1730, 1744, Large brig 1722; earlier recorded as pontis magni 1439 (with MLat   pons (pontis gen. sg.)' a bridge' and magnus' great, large') (v. large, brycg and ponte de Hauerbergh, supra)