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Survey of English Place-Names

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the Shepherds Cl

Field in the Parish of Utterby

Historical Forms

  • 1751 LindDep
  • the Shepherds Cl 1746 LindDep 1747 LindDep
  • the Shepherds close 1636 LindDep
  • Sheppard Close 1661 LindDep
  • North Sheppard close 1661 LindDep
  • Noth Sheppard close 1698 LindDep
  • the Shepperds Close 1721 LindDep
  • the Shepherd 's Close 1739 LindDep

Etymology

the Shepherds Cl 1751(the Shepherds Cl 1746, 1747)(the Shepherds close 1636, Sheppard Close, North Sheppard close 1661, Noth Sheppard close(sic) 1698, the Shepperds Close 1721, the Shepherd 's Close 1739, named from the Sheppard family, cf. Ellen Shepparde 1614Inv, William Sheppard 1661)