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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hen and Chickens

Field in the Parish of Clifton Hampden

Historical Forms

  • c.1425 Frid


Hen and Chickens(cf. Hen and Chicks in the Dorchester Tithe Award;there are other occurrences of this name in Shilton(329) and PN Ca 357,PN Nt 293: v. EDD hen sb 2, where Hen and chickens is given as a dialectterm for eleven kinds of plant)

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement