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Galley Pit Galley Pot Lower Galley Pit Fd Higher Galley Pit Fd

Field in the Parish of Moreton Say

Historical Forms

  • 1803 SBL 1803 SBL

Etymology

Galley Pit Galley Pot1834, Galleymore, Galley Pit TA Lower Galley Pit Fd Higher Galley Pit Fd 1840(possibly a shape-n. from some featureresembling an earthen vessel, but if the correct form is Pit then Galley may be aderivative of gall'spongy ground')