1) Formerly the hall or main living area of a house, the house-body.

1687-8 the bodistead of the house & chamber over it, Conistone

1707 In the bodystead of the house ... in the chamber over the said bodystead, Slaidburn

1719 in the body sted of the Hous one taible one Long setl two Chists, Barnoldswick.

dates 1687-1688 1707 1719

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