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Prior Hackins Wood

Other OS name in the Parish of Exhall (juxta Alcester)

Historical Forms

  • le Pryours Hacking 1544 LP
  • waste called Hockings 1544 Monast


( 6 ″ ) is le Pryours Hacking 1544 LP, waste called Hockings 1544 Monast . The Prior is presumably the Prior of Kenilworth who had lands in this parish . What a hacking is we do not know . It may have been a woodland term for a patch of wood where there has been hacking or chopping . Cf. Hackwood (PN Nth 20) and Hakkedwod (1384 DbAS xxii) in Baslow (Db) .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Major Settlement