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Place-Name evidence in Wetland Settings

 

Place-Name evidence in Wetland Settings

 

Name

 

Interpretation

 
         
 

Inning

 

Area of reclaimed land behind sea walls in East Anglia and the South East

 
         
 

Wick

 

This word can have many meanings, but in southern salt marsh settings it can denote tha site of the hut and milking place of a medieval shepherd.

 
         
 

Fleet (OE flēot)

 

An estuary or inlet.

 
         
 

Pool

 

May derive from an Old English word denoting a tidal creek or from different words denoting pools or mires.

 
         
 

Sea (OE Sā)

 

Sea

 
         
 

Brooks

 

Local name for Sussex salt marshes.

 
         
 

Eye (OE ēg)

 

Higher island in salt march.

 
         
 

Trade

 

Trackway, often on a sea wall in Pevensey Levels, etc.

 
         
 

Waller, Weller (OE weller)

 

Salt boiler, denoting medieval salt works

 
         
 

Salt

 

These names are very common and will generally relate to salt workings rather than sea water.

 
         

This table is taken from:
Muir, R., "The New Reading the Landscape", 2002, University of Exeter Press, Table 1.7 p. 35

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