English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Duckhouse Cl

Field in the Parish of Seaton

Historical Forms

  • 1846 TA

Etymology

Duckhouse Cl(v. lēah)(cf. perh. Ducketts Meadow 1646 which may belong here, from thesurn. Duckett, but BrownArchSites 23 identifies an earthwork at SP 9095 9770 in alow-lying marshy position close to R. Welland in Duckhouse Cl as a poss. duckdecoy; popular etymology may have transformed the surn. however)