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Turf Fen

Early-attested site in the Parish of Benwick

Historical Forms

  • Benwicke turfe Fen 1606 Depositions


Turf Fen is Benwicke turfe Fen 1606Depositions . This was one of the fens from which turves were cut for fuel. Cf. Frith Fensupra 179 and also Turfen 12thElyCh (Witchford), Turffen de Maney 1414Wren , le Turffenne 1566Ct (Swaffham Prior).

Places in the same Parish