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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Windermere

Historical Forms

  • Micheleselet (sic) 1256 Ass
  • Micheleset 1256 Kendi,317
  • Mystlehedd 1545 NCWills
  • Mis(s)led 1694 Will 1706 Ct
  • Misslett 1702 Will


Mislet, Micheleselet (sic)1256 Ass, Micheleset 1256 Kend i, 317, Mystlehedd 1545 NCWills, Mis (s )led 1694 Will, 1706Ct , Misslett 1702 Will, cf. also Mikeleswyk 1256 Ass. The forms are somewhat discrepant, but the name could be from the ME  pers.n. Michel , which remains as a local surn. Mytchell , Mitchell 1560 Kend ii, 78, 81 (as in Mitchelland i, 180supra ), and sǽtr 'shieling'.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name