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Survey of English Place-Names

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Inhechinges

Field in the Parish of Ducklington

Historical Forms

  • Inhechinges c.1280 Os

Etymology

Inhechinges(there is mention in 13th-century sourcesof the practice of making an inhoc, i.e. enclosing for cultivation a part of thearable fallow which would in the normal course of tillage have lain uncultivated: Inhoke occurs as a field-name in Great Tew, the Ducklington termbeing evidently an alternative one, for the second element of which, frequentby itself as a field-name with this meaning, v. hechinge)

Places in the same Parish