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Side Saddle Lake

Other OS name in the Parish of Stanton upon Hine Heath

Etymology

. In the 1588 perambulations of Booley and Hatton townships this n. occurs as Sett Saddell Lake ( Booley ) , Syde Sadlelake ( Hatton ) . Lake is presumably a ME reflex of OE  lacu ' small stream ' , referring to the tributary of Platt Brook by which the farm stands , but the use of side-saddle as a p.n. qualifier is unexplained .