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Survey of English Place-Names

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Snail Creep

Other OS name in the Parish of Stinsford


, a narrow plant , cut through by the Puddletown road ; the second el . may be crype ' narrow passage ' ( cf. ModE  creep NED sense 4 , and the use of þrote ' throat ' in describing Yellowham Hill in Puddletown par . supra which is ½ mile NE on the same road ) , hence ' passage throughwhich only a snail can get ' , or perhaps ' passage negotiable only at asnail's pace ' , v. snægl .