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Survey of English Place-Names

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the comon suer

Field in the Parish of Fotherby

Historical Forms

  • the comon suer 1606 Terrier 1180–1200 Gilb

Etymology

the comon suer 1606('the common sewer', the term(for the draincarrying domestic waste water for the entire settlement) noted in NED as cominginto existence c.1600)