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Survey of English Place-Names

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Polsted Manor

Early-attested site in the Parish of Compton

Historical Forms

  • Polstede c.1160–70 Loseley 12th HMCvii 1196 FF 1367 FF
  • Polested 1196,1199 FF 1285 Ass
  • Pollestede c.1200 Chertsey 1235 Ass
  • Poulsted Downe 1668 Loseley


Polsted Manor is Polstede c. 1160–70Loseley , 12th HMC vii(p), 1196 FFet freq to 1367 FF, Polested 1196, 1199 FF, 1285Ass , Pollestede c. 1200 Chertsey (p), 1235Ass (p), Poulsted Downe 1668Loseley . 'Place by the pool,' v. pol , stede . There is a pond here.