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Survey of English Place-Names

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Pilgrim Cottage and Pilgrim Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Rushbury

Historical Forms

  • Pill Green Leasow 1792 SRO809parcel14

Etymology

. Pilgrim Lane is shown on 1833 OS . Pilgrim is probably a corruption of the first part of Pill Green Leasow 1792SRO 809 parcel 14 . TA has fields called Pill Leasow on either side of the lane . The meaning of Pill is uncertain : this is a high point on Wenlock Edge , perhaps not a likely place for a crop of pill oats .