Glossary

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River Ock

River Cearn

Ock

Young salmon (in its 2nd year) derived from the Celtic word for salmon.

Charney

Island in the River Cearn

Charney

Ceornei, ?ix cent.; Cernei, xi cent.; Cerneia, xii cent.; Cerneye, xiii cent.; Cherney, xvi cent

Island

ey – as in Charney (Cearn/Churn Isle), Pusey (Pea Isle), Hanney (island frequented by wild cocks), Goosey (goose isle), Tubney (Tubba’s Isle), all being islands in the marshy land of the Cearn/Ock

Charney Bassett

Manors of Charney and Bassys (Feb 1551)

The manor of BASSES

Afterwards corrupted into BASSETT

Pusey

Derived from the Old English pise ēg, meaning “pea island”.

The Domesday Book (1086) records the village as Pesei

Wick (eg Charney Wick, Goosey Wick, Fyfield Wick)

Detached piece of land from a village over which the villagers had rights (eg grazing)

Lyford

“Ly” is derived from the Old English lin, meaning “flax”. In 1034 it was recorded as Linford as well as in The Domesday Book (1086).