wood ground

1) Probably distinguishing wood pasture from the uncultivated woods.

This word was used repeatedly in the survey of Settrington woods: 1599 Touchinge hir majesties woods and wood grounds in hir lordship of Sittrington. It probably distinguished those parts of the manor where there was woode pasture from the woods, thecultivated grounds and the wast groundes, n.b. Tymber growing … uppon the woodgrowndes … being butt small yt were most profitable … to sell all her Tymber and underwood And to let out the grownds for pasture.

places Settrington
dates 1599

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