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Survey of English Place-Names

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Woolhouse Fm

Other OS name in the Parish of Gillingham

Historical Forms

  • domum q' vocatur le Wlhus 1292 GillCt
  • domum qui dicitur Wldhus 1292 GillCt
  • domum qui dicitur de la Wldhuse 1292 GillCt


, domum q ' vocatur le Wlhus 1292GillCt , domum qui dicitur Wldhus 1292GillCt , domum qui dicitur de la Wldhuse 1292GillCt (p) , cf. Woolhouse Md 1842TA (W Stour) , near Springfield supra and by R . Stour , first el . wyll(a) ' spring, stream ' , cf. the f. ns . Woolfield(s),Woollens infra , or wull ' wool ' , cf. le Wollehouse in Poole 243 .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement