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Survey of English Place-Names

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Downs Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Yetminster


, cf. the Easte Downes 1576AddCh , Downs , East Down , Great Down , Underdown 1840 TA , and also vie voc ' Douneweye que ducit versus Stakeford 1398Sher , Downewaye 1595Gough , the latter perhaps rather to be identified with the present East Lane infra which runs along the top of the long hill separating Yetminster village from Stake Ford Cross infra ; Downs Lane forks off from East Lane across the hill , v. dūn , weg .