1) Stakes or rods interwoven with twigs or branches, used in house building and to make hurdles and fences.

Although the word dates from the Anglo-Saxon period and was in common use generally, Yorkshire examples are infrequent: 1457-8 In ij foder Watlyng per Joh. Lambart et Wm, xijd, Fountains Abbey. The Latin accounts for repairs to Otterburn tithe barn in 1454 list expenses for watlyng and thakke and details of a house built at Wolviston in c.1663 had 6s 6d paid for cutinge the watles and layinge them.

dates 1454 1457-1458 1663

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