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Endless Pit

Other OS name in the Parish of Sixpenny Handley

Historical Forms

  • (at) mes delle 956 ShaftR(S630) 14


, 1841TA , presumably so called from its extreme depth ; this may be the feature referred to in the Anglo - Saxon bounds of Handley as (at ) mes delle 956 (14)ShaftR (S 630) , from mēos ' moss, lichen ' or ' bog, swamp ' and dell ' pit ' ( or ' valley ' if mes delle refers to the valley in which Endless Pit is situated ) .