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Survey of English Place-Names

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Beldomsacre furlong

Field in the Parish of Repps with Bastwick

Historical Forms

  • Beldomsacre furlong 1572 Field

Etymology

Beldomsacre furlong 1572(v. Beldam, Beldom, a derogatorynickname from AN  beledame'fine lady', later ME  beldam'grandmother', and'aged woman, hag', v. Reaney s.n., OED s.v., and æcer)