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Empool Bottom, Empool Heath

Other OS name in the Parish of West Knighton

Historical Forms

  • Empool Water 1785 ib
  • Empool Heath, Empool Mdw 1843 TA


, Empool Water 1785ib , Empool Heath , Empool Mdw 1843TA ; on 1844TAMap , Empool is the name given to the stream flowing in Empool Bottom and it perhaps means ' the even or smooth pool or stream ' from emn ( an assimilated form of efen ) and pōl 1 ; it is possible that Evenings Ford in Warmwell par . supra , situated ½ mile downstream from where the stream called Empool is joined by another from Broadmayne , is connected with this name ; the same stream may have been called Evening , ' the even or smooth one ' from efen and - ing 2 , as an alternative to Empool but with similar meaning .