1) These are possible spellings of the bird we call the ‘nuthatch’ and they occur in several by-names.

1359 Walter Nuthak, Dale

1387 John Nuthagg, Hawnby

1389-90 Walter Notehagg, East Heslerton. If that is not the meaning it should be noted that similar by-names and place-names are found in other parts of Yorkshire where they probably refer to small hazel woods: 1274 William de Nuteschawe, Sowerby

1379 John Nuttehirst, Saddleworth

n.d. terram suam de Noteherst.

spellings nuthagg
dates 1274 1359 1379

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