STONE, Gloucestershire

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Names, Geographical

NB. Further amplification (David Wicks - 23 May 2014) "The simple meaning is 'mickle wood’ - great wood. Which is the way people normally pronounce it. When the motorway was built the services were named Micheal Wood from the ordinance survey but usually on older maps it was one word, Michaelwood or Micklewood, as in the farm names, for example Michaelwood Lodge Farm, named because it was a hunting lodge in the ‘Chase’. The road with houses is still there, the motorway did cut through the wood but did not change the area that much. I remember when it was built and the only house I remember being demolished was a large medieval farmhouse. (The main fireplace beam from it is the beam above my mother’s fireplace now.)

Probate Records

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