1) A dunghill.

1538 ane myddyn parted att the wall hed the qwyche decays the banks off owr well, Halifax

c.1570 without the dore shulve thow all up that may the mydding mend, Woodsome

1615 straw of my stable myddyng to bed calves, Brandsby. It gave rise to minor place-names: 1570 one croft called Myddynge Croft, Honley

1777 the Middinghole in Ladygate, Beverley. Note its pejorative use: 1511 fals traytour and myddyng knight, York.

dates 1511 1538 1570 1615 1777

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