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Survey of English Place-Names

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Shearstock Fm, Shearstock Ho

Other OS name in the Parish of Gillingham

Historical Forms

  • Sherestokys 1501 GillCt
  • 3 closes called Sherstockes, ten' called Sheestockes 1609 LRMB
  • Knap Fm 1811 OS


, Sherestokys 1501GillCt , 3 closes called Sherstockes , ten ' called Sheestockes 1609LRMB , probably a surname; ShearstockFm is Knap Fm 1811 OS , v. cnæpp , cf. Lox Lane Fm supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement