1) Gypsum or plaster, used to give walls a white coat.

1299 Emendacio domorum: Pro sparstan ... de Rither, Bolton Priory

1395 Item pro sperstane, Whitby

1481 quandam querruram de plaster vocatam sperre stone, Ripon. The minor place-name le Sparstoncliff or -clyff was listed by Smith in Scriven in 1439 and 1469, with a note of purchases of petrarum voc. sparstonez.

dates 1299 1395 1439 1481

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