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Survey of English Place-Names

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Middleton Quernhow

Major Settlement in the Parish of Hutton Conyers

Historical Forms

  • Middeltun(e) 1086 DB
  • Medelton 1208 FF
  • in the Mire 15 VCHi.392
  • in the Myers 1578 FF
  • Whernehow 15 VCHi.392


'Middle farm' v. middel , tun . It is the centre of a number of tuns .

For Quernhow v. Quernhow 224infra . The affix in le Mire is the same as that in Ainderby Mires 239infra and refers to the marshy nature of the land (v. myrr ).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site