Medieval English Submitted Place Names

These names were used by medieval English peoples.
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HENGESDON (Settlement) Medieval English
Earlier name for Hingston Down in Moretonhampstead, Devon, recorded in 1333. It meant "Hengest's hill" or "stallion's hill" from the Old English byname HENGEST (or from Old English hengest "stallion") and Old English dun "hill".
LUMHALGHS (Settlement) Medieval English
The name of a lost place in the historic county of Lancashire; the hamlet of Lumhalghs was located east of the river Roch. Allegedly, it was derived from the Old English elements lum "pool" and halh "nook, recess".... [more]
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