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Early-attested site in the Parish of Martham

Historical Forms

  • Walcote 1386 CtMartham


Walcote (lost), Walcote 1386Ct Martham . Since there is only one old spelling, the exact meaning remains uncertain. The single old spelling here suggests that the first el. is w(e)all or w(e)ald. If a medial -e - has been lost, this name is identical with Walcott, Happing Hundred. v. walh , cot or cote , i.e. 'the cottage(s) of the Welshmen' (< wala -).