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Survey of English Place-Names

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Outrack

Other OS name in the Parish of Church Pulverbatch

Historical Forms

  • Wilderley Outrack 1788 SBL3496

Etymology

, 1839TA , Wilderley Outrack 1788SBL 3496 . The farm lies beside a drift - way leading to common land on Cothercott Hill . FN 35 defines the Sa usage of outrack as ' an area between cultivated land and the open common or hill pasture where the various farmers ' animals were sorted out on return from the hills ' .