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Survey of English Place-Names

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Westhos oldlond

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • Westhos oldlond 1366–7 Acc
  • Westhos oldeland 1422 FB

Etymology

Westhos oldlond 1366–7 Acc Hem, Westhos oldeland 1422 FB(v. west and hōh, possibly a local surname, plus dial. old-land'arableland left unused' s.v. ald)