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Survey of English Place-Names

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Monk's Wd

Other OS name in the Parish of Melbury Osmond

Historical Forms

  • Lt Monkwoods, Middle Monkwoods & Yonder Monkwoods, Monkwood's New Coppice 1838 TA


, Lt Monkwoods , Middle Monkwoods & Yonder Monkwoods ,Monkwood 's New Coppice 1838TA , probably ' wood belonging to the monks ' , with reference to either the priory of Montacute or Lewes , cf. discussion of Melebir ' Priur under par . name and of North End Dairy Ho both supra , v. munuc .