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Survey of English Place-Names

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the Geldinge close

Field in the Parish of Brackenborough

Historical Forms

  • the Geldinge close Hy2 Ch 1674 LindDep Hy2 Ch 1674 LindDep
  • Goldinge close 1697 LindDep
  • Golding Closes 1700 LindDep
  • Golding Close 1709 Heneage
  • Goulding 1775 BT

Etymology

the Geldinge close(sic) 1674,Goldinge close 1697, Golding Closes 1700, Golding Close 1709(forms from 1697 to 1709appear to be from the surn. Golding, but the earliest reference so far found isto Richard Goulding 1775 BT; the 1674 spelling suggests a derivation from ME geldyng'a castrated horse')

Places in the same Parish