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Survey of English Place-Names

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le Patched close

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • le Patched close 1640 Ipm

Etymology

le Patched close 1640 (either with the ppl. adj. patched, perh. indicating a roughly repaired enclosure, or in original form, a patchet' a very small piece of ground', from patche plus the diminutive suffix - ette)