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Survey of English Place-Names

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Dothill

Major Settlement in the Parish of Wellington

Historical Forms

  • Dothull 1248 Eyton
  • Dotthull 1697 PR(L)
  • Dodhull' 1255–6,71–2 Ass
  • Dottell 1553 Pat 1635 PR(L)
  • Dottill 1685 PR(Longford)

Etymology

Second element hyll. It seems clear that the two Ass forms with Dod - are erratic and that we are dealing not with *dod 'rounded hill' (well evidenced in p.ns.) but with an element dot , not hitherto noted.