1) Behind or ‘to the aft of’, in contrast to ‘afore’. It was used commonly with regard to boundaries and fences.

1527 all the wodde within the bordres of the two greafes after the boundary, Whitley

1623 We lay in pain that Henry Wood shall dike his hedge after the laneside, Hunsworth

1659 Littellepton Lane going to Burton common alonge after their closes side, Lepton

1693 a slack which parts Tiresall Common from Calverley after a gutter which runs down the slack

1778 to make the fence after the top of Middle Field and forwards up the side of the Blackearth, Langfield.

dates 1527 1623 1659 1693 1778

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