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Early-attested site in the Parish of Old Stratford

Historical Forms

  • Draiton 1162 P 1229 ADii 1242 Fees 1363 FF
  • Dreiton 1185 P
  • Drayton 1274 Cl
  • Dreyton juxta Dodewell 1285 FF
  • Drayghton 1592 ib


Drayton is Draiton 1162 P, 1229 AD ii, 1242 Fees, 1363FF , Dreiton 1185 P, Drayton 1274 Cl, Dreyton juxta Dodewell 1285FF , Drayghton 1592 ib. See Draycote supra 127. Ekwall's suggestion (Namnstudier tillägnade Evald Lidén 63), that the dray here may have reference to a sharply rising hill, receives some confirmation from the existence (unknown to him) of a Drayhull in this neighbourhood (1339, 1345Ct ).

Places in the same Parish