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Survey of English Place-Names

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Gosseley hyll

Field in the Parish of Saddington

Historical Forms

  • Gosseley hyll 1601 Terrier
  • Gosley Hill m.17 Terrier 1679 Terrier 1700 Terrier 1724 Terrier
  • Gostley hill 1745 Terrier
  • Gosseley wea 1601 Terrier
  • Gosley way 1638 Terrier

Etymology

Gosseley hyll 1601, Gosley Hill m. 17, 1679, 1700, 1724, Gostley hill 1745, Gosseley wea 1601, Gosley way 1638 (v. weg) (most prob. a development of the previous f.n. Gosclif, in the sequence Gosclif > * Goslif > Gos (se) ley, with hyll added; but if separate toponym, then v. gorst (dial. gosse), lēah)