1) A north Yorkshire word for a dike or open drain.

1651 the inhabitants of Pottoe, Traineham and East Rownton for not scouring their proportion of Traineham Stell ... for not making a sufficient horsebridg over Traineham Stell. It could also be a place on a stream or river where fish were netted: c.1362 ‘ancient fisheries ... called Byshopstelles ... the fourth is called Hudstell’, Cawood.

places Cawood Potto
dates 1362 1651

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