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Survey of English Place-Names

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Sneck

Field in the Parish of Repps with Bastwick

Historical Forms

  • Sneck 1466 Field 1572 Field
  • Snecke 1376 Blomefield

Etymology

Sneck 1466, 1572(found in several places;v. EAngl dial. sneck'a corner, a jutting piece of land in a field, a turn in ahedge' EDD s.v., but Sneck is also recorded as a family name, Agnes and JohnSnecke 1376 Blomefield XI 234; cf. Snekkesclose 1458 etc. in Ormesby supra)