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Hither Roach or Egyptian Tree Ground

Field in the Parish of Eye and Dunsden

Historical Forms

  • c.1840 TA
  • Roch(e)field 1725 Bodl

Etymology

Hither Roach orEgyptian Tree Ground(Rochfield 1603–4, The Rache Field early 17th, Roch(e)field 1725 Bodl : the first element might be OE  ræcc,'hunting dog,' found inRochford PN Ess 196, PN Wo 69)