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Survey of English Place-Names

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Queen's Oak

Early-attested site in the Parish of Yardley Gobion

Historical Forms

  • le Queneherberhok 1349 For


Queen's Oak is perhaps identical with le Queneherberhok 1349For . Cf. also the Queen 's close in Yardley 1454 ECP. herber is presumably the ME  herber , 'shelter.' Queen's Oak is the oak under which, according to tradition, Edward of York, afterwards Edward IV, first met Elizabeth Woodville (VCH i, 62), the Woodvilles being lords of the neighbouring manor of Grafton supra 99.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement