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Survey of English Place-Names

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Wreakin Top

Field in the Parish of Woore

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA 1838 TA
  • The Two Rekin Tops 1838 TA
  • The Two Reakin Tops 1838 TA

Etymology

Wreakin Top(The Two Rekin Tops 1692, The Two Reakin Tops 1718,perhaps a jocular allusion to the Wrekin, the fields are a short distance E. of a patchof high ground marked by the 500' contour)