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Survey of English Place-Names

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Asby Winderwath Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Asby

Historical Forms

  • Askeby Wynanderwath 1370 NB 1371 1392 Cl
  • AskebyWyndrewath 1369 Cliff
  • Asby Winderwath 1634 NB 1672 NWm 1714 RatesE
  • -Common 1865 OS


Asby Winderwath Common, Askeby Wynanderwath 1370 NB 509, 1371 Cl, Ipmet freq to 1392 Cl, AskebyWyndrewath 1369 Cliff 331, Asby Winderwath 1634 NB 293, 1672 NWm 91, 1714RatesE 24d, (-Common ) 1865 OS. The common is a great area of exposed Carboniferous limestone without streams, and no ford is to be found here. It seems probable therefore that Winderwath is a feudal affix from some unidentified family which took its name from Winderwath (ii, 132infra ). It is the south-west part of Asby parish.