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Other OS name in the Parish of Cumwhitton

Historical Forms

  • Waymersik 1363 Ipm
  • Wamersyke 1568 LRMB
  • wammer sike 1589 ExchKR
  • Walmersike, Walm(e)sike 1603 Map
  • Wamersike 1610 Naworth
  • Womersyke 1757 PR(Ainstable)


is Waymersik 1363 Ipm, Wamersyke 1568LRMB ,wammer sike 1589ExchKR , Walmersike , Walm (e )sike 1603Map ,Wamersike 1610Naworth , Womersyke 1757 PR (Ainstable) . v. sīc . It is on the boundary of the parish , so mere is probably from (ge)mǣre . The forms of the first element vary too widely for any explanation .