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Survey of English Place-Names

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Chalk Pit

Other OS name in the Parish of Melbury Bubb


, cf. Pit Grd 1839TA , v. pytt ; earlier references that may belong here are Robert de la Putte 1286 FF ( held land in Vlecumb ) , Robert atte Putte of Wollecoumbe 1314 Pat , Hugh atte Putte 1327, 1332SR ( taxed in Melbury B . ) , and Hugh de la Putte ( a juror in Melbury B . ) , v. atte , Woolcombe supra , but cf. discussion of Puttes staple 1270 s.n. Holywell in Frome St Q . par supra .