Tainter’s Field

Another interesting name nearby is that of the Tainter’s Field. This is the field where the cloth was stretched on tenterhooks in the process of drying, and dates back to the time when everything was home made. Another form of the name is the Tenterer’s Field. This part of the parish was probably much more thickly populated than at present, owing to the iron works. Further evidence of this fact is found in the name Westlands. The ordinary names for the people’s common fields were those of the points of the compass, and they were spread all over the parish. We get Eastlands down by Lywood and Goddenwick.

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