dam stead

1) The site of a dam, that is the bank constructed across a stream and the water thus retained.

1472 ‘a parcel of land called le Damestede in the townships of Woumbewelle and Brampton

1520 Peter [Merefelde] grants that Dame Margery [Danby] may ... make and bynde in uppon the grounde and soyll of the said Petre a damstede to the use of her Smythyes, Farnley near Leeds.

dates 1472 1520

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