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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Emley

Historical Forms

  • Gulnetwayt 1389 YDvi,65
  • Gilthwait(es) 1771,1817 M
  • Gilfit 1843 O.S.


Gilthwaites, Gulnetwayt 1389 YD vi, 65, Gilthwait (es )1771, 1817 M, Gilfit 1843 O.S., v. þveit ; the first el. is obscure, but Gulne - might stand for Gulue -, possibly for the ON  pers.n. Gylfi , which though chiefly in mythological use occurs in Norw  p.ns. Gjølstad , Gullerød and possibly in OSwed p.ns. (cf. LindN 430).

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site