1) A pit in which wolves might be trapped.

They feature in Latin in early charters, many without date: 1121 versus Silkstonam per luporum foveam

n.d. et inde usque Wolf pittes, Pickering forest

1278-92 unam acram prati in Wlfepit medu, Sawley Abbey. The word was still in use in the fourteenth century but had by then given rise to a minor place-name: 1341 ‘abutting Est on le Wolfepitt’, Thorpe Salvin

1348 ‘a rood on Wolpit’, Chevet.

spellings wool-pit
dates 1121 1278-1292 1341 1348

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