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Nether Holywell

Field in the Parish of Seaton

Historical Forms

  • Halywell ' Hy4 Rental
  • Holywell ' 1421 TB

Etymology

NetherHolywell(Halywell' Hy 4, Holywell' 1421'the holy spring', v. hālig,wella, presumably on the boundary with Barrowden where the cross at the springwas sited, v. halywelcros in Barrowden f.ns.(b))