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Survey of English Place-Names

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Sheaves Fm

Other OS name in the Parish of Cardington

Historical Forms

  • Sheaves 1833 OS 1841 TA

Etymology

, Sheaves 1833 OS, 1841TA . Cf. Sheaves Tenement 1734SBL 17682 . The 1734 reference suggests that there was an owner named Sheave . If this had been an ancient place - name , it would probably have been a derivative of sceaga ' copse ' , which occasionally gives Shave in modern names .