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Survey of English Place-Names

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Plaxwell's Barn

Early-attested site in the Parish of Houghton, Great and Little


Plaxwell's Barn (6″). The modern form seems to be corrupt.Cf. Clackeswelle 13thNthStA , Claxwell slade 1672LRMB , Claxwell Barn 1823 The pers. name here may be either English or Scandinavian. There may have been an OE  pers. name Clacc , as suggested by clacces wadlond (BCS 216) in Oxon, but the boundaries are a late addition to the Charter, and both places alike may take their names from Anglo-Danish settlers bearing the name Klak . Cf. Glassthorpehill supra 83.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement