1) A place where grapes were grown.

A word not uncommon as a minor place-name in the seventeenth century, even in the hilly west of the county, almost certainly an indication that grapes were being grown there, possibly in sheltered gardens against heated walls: 1615 all the messuages ... vineyards, willow trees, Almondbury

1672 Samuel Bins ... more for the vineyard, Wakefield. At Thornhill a brick wall with flue holes still visible has survived around the former garden.

dates 1615 1672

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