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Wall under Heywood

Major Settlement in the Parish of Rushbury

Historical Forms

  • Walles 1203 SAS2/X
  • Well' 1200 Cur 1261–2 ForProc
  • La Welle 1255–6 Ass
  • Walle sb' Eywode 1235 RH 1401–2 SBLMS2
  • Walle subter Eywod 1261–2 ForProc
  • Wallese sb' Eywode 1271–2 Ass
  • Wall under Eywood 1647,1683 SBL6116,6475
  • Wall under Ayewood 1672 HTR
  • Westwalle 1255 RH 1255–6,71–2,91–2 Ass
  • Westwelle 1255–6 Ass
  • Westwall 1271–2 Ass
  • Westwall' 1301 SAC
  • Wall', La Walle 1255–6 Ass
  • Wall' 1261–2 ForProc
  • Walle 1271–2,92–5 Ass 1356 SBL10764 1431 FA
  • Wall 1577 Saxton
  • Wille 1261–2 ForProc
  • Eywud 1239 Eyton
  • Eywode 1255–6 Ass
  • Eywod 1271–2 ForProc 1315 Ipm
  • Eywoode 1551 Pat
  • Haywod' 1250 Fees
  • Heywode 1250 Fees

Etymology

'Spring', v. well and its WMidl form wælle . The two forms with -s can be ascribed to influence from neighbouring Coats: the 1203 reference is to Cotes and Walles . West - for distinction from Eastwall, supra .

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