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( Common and ) hards ( of Clippesby )

Field in the Parish of Clippesby

Historical Forms

  • ( Common and ) hards ( of Clippesby ) 1623 Holme

Etymology

(Common and)hards(of Clippesby) 1623 ib(v. heard, EAngl dial. hard'a hard patch of landin a marsh' EDD s.v.; cf. Les Hards 1422 in Martham)