Abbeystead

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old French abeie or abbeie, meaning abbey, and the Old English stede, meaning place or site. Combined to mean "the site of the abbey" or "estate owned by the abbey".

Proper noun[edit]

Abbeystead

  1. A village in Lancashire

References[edit]

  • [1976], David Mills, “Directory of Place Names”, in The Place Names of Lancashire, London: Batsford Books, ISBN 0-7134-3248-9, page 53: