This article of mine appeared in Journal of the English Place-Name Society, 40, 97-111 (2008). The abstract follows:
I examine the meaning `cold cloak' conventionally given to the
place-name Freemantle in Hampshire, and show that it arises from a
re-interpretation of a common French place-name originally meaning `wheat
A pdf offprint is available here.
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