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Survey of English Place-Names

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Short Cross

Other OS name in the Parish of Frome St Quintin

Historical Forms

  • atte Cruce 1332 SR
  • Shorte 1327,1332 SR


, 1838ib ; Fägersten 232 associates this with a form atte Cruce 1332 SR, but this is in fact an incorrect reading of atte Grute for whichv. Girt Fm in Evershot par. supra . However the cross-roads here maywell have been associated with the family of Robert Shorte 1327, 1332SR ( taxed in this par . ) .