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Survey of English Place-Names

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Holtwood

Other OS name in the Parish of Doveridge

Historical Forms

  • Dowbridge Holt 1538 AD
  • Dowbriggeholte 1547 MinAcct
  • Holt 1767 Burdett

Etymology

, cf. le Holt 13thTutbury , Holto de Dubbrigge 14th ib ( p.n . ) , Dowbridge Holt 1538AD , Dowbriggeholte 1547MinAcct , Holt 1767 Burdett , ' wood belonging toDoveridge ' , v. holt .