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Millin hill

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • Millin hill 1635 Terrier 1661 Terrier l.17 Terrier 1661 Terrier
  • Millon hill 1674 Terrier l.17 Terrier

Etymology

Millin hill 1635, 1661, l. 17, Milling hill 1638, 1700, 1703, 1722, Millon hill 1674, l. 17, Millen hill 1687 (the specific may be the vb. sb. milling' the action of grinding in a mill' or' the process of milling' as in fulling cloth; but forms of myln, as myline and myllen, survived in literature into the 15th cent. and mylne into the 17th cent., although there is already a Mill hill here in 1661)