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Survey of English Place-Names

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Occupation Road

Field in the Parish of Great Casterton

Historical Forms

  • 1876 Burghley

Etymology

Occupation Road 1876(with ModE occupationin the sense'used by occupiers of land', cf. Occupation Road Db651, naming a green lane used for access to a tenant's strips; the name alsooccurs in neighbouring Pickworth f.ns.(a))