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Other OS name in the Parish of Durweston

Historical Forms

  • Rectoria de Durweston c.1580 Hen1


, Rectoria de Durweston c. 1580Hen 1 , cf. terr ' Rector '16Hen 2 , the Parsonage Pexy 'shole 1784SalisT , the last form apparently meaning ' hollow haunted by a pixie or pixies ' , from pixie ( common in SW dial . ) and hol 1 .