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Beacon Fd

Field in the Parish of Hawerby cum Beesby

Historical Forms

  • 1260–70 Foster 1838 TA

Etymology

Beacon Fd 18, Gt Beacon Field, Lt Beacon Field 1838(Horby beacon 1703, the Beacon field 1709, the Beacon(field), y e Beacon(Field) 1724, v.(ge)bēacen; there is a tumulus(round barrow) in this field,now ploughed out, which was no doubt the meeting place of the Wapentake,v. Haverstoe Wapentake supra)