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Bullysslad

Field in the Parish of Cawston

Historical Forms

  • Bullysslad 1423 Ct 1424 Ct
  • Boleslad 1443 Ct 1459 AD
  • Bulleslade 1517 AD

Etymology

Bullysslad 1423, 1424 Ct Schram, Boleslad 1443 Ct Schram,Boleslad 1459 AD, Bulleslade 1517 ib(slæd'a shallow valley', Field 1993: 47; Bull,Bole is a well-evidenced ME surname, from OE  *bula'bull', v. Reaney s.n.)