backer end

1) A common term in South Cave for part of a dwelling house.

1598 In the backer end First a cowe ... sommer and winter hempe with the balkes

1598 In the backer end First all the wood their an olde sythe and an old arke. Kaner comments more fully on its use and quotes Harrison’s definition of it as the other half of an earlier long house used originally for livestock.

places South Cave
dates 1598

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