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Other OS name in the Parish of Chardstock

Historical Forms

  • la Twyste 1280 Ass
  • Twist (Moor), Turst Mead & Turst Moor 1839 TA


, 1811 OS , la Twyste 1280Ass (p), Twist (Moor ), Turst Mead & Turst Moor 1839TA , v. twist ' something twisted ' , here referring to a sharp bend at the head of a narrow valley , cf. Twist PN D233 ; the form Thostham (sic)1423AddRoll may also belong here .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement