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Survey of English Place-Names

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( into ) hard

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • ( into ) hard 1635 Terrier
  • Hard Galles 1708 Terrier
  • Hardepolis 1467×84 LTD
  • the hard poole 1722 Terrier

Etymology

(into) hard 1635, Hard Galles 1708 (v. galla), Hard Gutter 1638, 1700, 1703 (v. goter), Hardepolis 1467 × 84, (att) Hard poole 1635, 1661, 1697, the hard poole 1722 (v. pōl 1) (v. heard; the adj.' hard' is here used as a sb., perh.' firm, rough ground')