1) The usual word formerly for what we now call heather.

1525 falc’ le hethe, Barkisland

1562 a new Intakk having in yt v, xij, or xx tooftes or bushes of heath, Rawdon

1579 wyllde Hidde and closs Lynge, Littondale

1612 very mossie, barren and unfruitful ground full of heath, Bradford Moor.

dates 1525 1562 1579 1612

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