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Other OS name in the Parish of Windermere

Historical Forms

  • Hothwayt 1256 Ass69


, 1751 CW liv, 156 , Hothwayt 1256Ass 69(p) , perhaps ' high clearing ' , v. hár ( also ON  hór as in Hugill i, 169supra ) , þveit ; Lindkvist 111 gives several examples of this compound ; if the spelling Ho - is a mistake for He - the first el . would be from the equivalent OE  hēah1 .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name