Hyde Name Origins.

The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
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Friday, 12 April 2013

Dolls 'ith hole

The following message was sent to us by Joyce Oliver. I don't know the answer but I wonder if anyone out there has any ideas about it? 

Please let us know if you do ! Thank you.


Over to Joyce ....


Hi, I am looking at an old map of Hyde, showing brick field on Garden Street in Newton. It also shows, right next to it, something called Dolls 'ith hole.  
Can you please tell me what this was and why such a strange name ?.

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Ordnance survey map circa 1875

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Modern map

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The name was given to "Dolls Ith' Hole Wood", a small area near Hallbttom (previously "Holebottom".

http://maps.cheshire.gov.uk/tithemaps/TwinMaps.aspx?singleplot=EDT_292-2*308*EDT_292-1&singlesrch=st.6!lwd.Astley

Hope this helps,

David Hamilton.

Marjorie said...

The tithe map of 1836 -1851 shows it as woodland and, interestingly, the area I knew as Hallbottom is shown as Holebottom. Perhaps the name derivation is lost in time.

Anonymous said...

There was also another plot of land nearby with the same name.

http://maps.cheshire.gov.uk/tithemaps/TwinMaps.aspx?singleplot=EDT_292-2*278*EDT_292-1&singlesrch=st.6!lwd.Cheetam

David Hamilton.

Anonymous said...

Plot 308 was the wood,
plots 276 and 278 were arable land.

Still doesn't explain the unusual name though ! .......

David Hamilton.

Anonymous said...

Barry in Oz. Maybe the person could not spell. Lots of this when you do genealogy. Maybe there actually was a 'Hall' of some kind in ancient times near this spot. By the way, where is the location of 'Shaw Hall'?

Anonymous said...

I see what you mean about the spelling Barry,here is "Shaw Hole"


http://maps.cheshire.gov.uk/tithemaps/LargeMap.aspx?srch=&singleplot=EDT_292-2*308*EDT_292-1&hlt=&hlp=&e=395508.48&n=395876.145&scale=0.635&tabL=L1&tabR=R8

David Hamilton.

Anonymous said...

Just in case that didn't work, try this -

http://maps.cheshire.gov.uk/tithemaps/TwinMaps.aspx?singleplot=EDT_292-2*536*EDT_292-1&singlesrch=st.3!n.shaw+hole!x.0!map.

David Hamilton.