1) Used extensively in compound terms, especially for the site of a building.

1305 le Kylnestedes, Flockton

1454 the seid smethystedys … and mynes of iryn ure, Farnley

1482 le husthedelandes, Rowley

1517 two messuagez steddes ... a cottage sted, Threshfield

1546 a barne stede, Doncaster

1590 a messuage called a meestead, Dewsbury. It later identified places within or close to a dwelling: 1646 in the dore stead, Ecclesfield

1654 liberty to lye in the hallstead of the sayd house, Abbotside

1689 a range fixed in the chimney stead, Bewerley

1690 the viccaridge gate stead, Huddersfield. It was used also of places within farm buildings, and enclosures attached to them: 1546 a garden stede, Doncaster

1560 ‘le Baystede, one barn ... le Outshutte ... a small part of le Foldstede’. Dungworth

1572 grownde to be used for a dongesteade, Barnbow in Barwick

1573 for one middenstead, Doncaster

1578 a jettie and a mowsteade in my overbarne, Newton in Bowland

1590 my wief to have the thirde parte, with one stacke stead, Abbotside

1586 ‘One le Fronstead or curtilage’, Aiskew

1621 one fotheringe stead, Glaisdale

1642 the staddlestead wheare the stooke stood, Elmswell

1651 a sufficient Yate stead being a common way in a place called Hurwood Yate

1711 a milking stead, Kirkby Malzeard. Localities associated with water mills or access to water include: 1472 ‘a parcel of land called le Damestede’, Wombwell

1507 as myche coste of mendyng of the watteryng-stede as men goys to the Dringhowses, York

1579 one wearesteade in the side of the becke, Dewsbury

1604 a passable foard or wath-stead for cart and carriage, Topcliffe.

spellings stack-stead barn stead
dates 1305 1454 1472 1482 1507 1517 1546 1560 1573 1578 1586 1590 1604 1621 1642 1646 1651 1654 1689 1690 1711

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