scrud oak

1) Possibly dwarfish or stunted oaks.

The Dissolution rental for Selby Abbey contains the following entry: 1540 ther ys a wod upon the common pastur called Selby out woddes wherin ys conteyned by est[imacion]mccc scrudde okes worth vijd le oke. Halliwell and Wright both have ‘scruddy’ as a northern word for dwarfish or stunted, but no examples are given and the OED makes no mention of it. Similarly: 1579 certain olde Skruddle Hessels, Arncliffe.

places Selby Arncliffe
dates 1540 1579

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