1) A rare word which occurs in wood management contexts but has no obvious meaning.

1419 In cariagio iiij bacons quercuum fabricć datć per Archiepiscopum a Cawod usque Ebor. per navem, 10s. It has been suggested that it might be for ‘baton’, in the sense ‘battens’ or squared pieces of oak timber, but that is unlikely since the spelling is ‘bakon’ later in the York accounts. A place-name which may contain the same word is the Close called the Bacon Royde, first noted in Honley 1579.

places Honley Cawood
dates 1419 1579

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