b'Beechwood Farm TenancyBased on material supplied by George MitchellG eorge Mitchell of Newton-on-Derwent tells usMitchell. The second, a subsequent document dated that his father, William Wilson Mitchell, was bornMarch 5th 1900, for the Valuation of an Awaygoing at Beechwood Farm on 27th December 1899. HeCrop of Corn shows that William Thomas Mitchell has added further to our knowledge of the tenancyhad died in the interim and that George William of the farm by uncovering two documents relatingMitchell was tenant.to his grandfather and great-grandfather. The first,The fact that it was known to have been a short a Valuation of Tenant Right dated April 6th 1899,tenancy is supported by the 1901 census which shows the tenancy of the farm, which belonged to Sirshows Tom Simpson and his wife, Frances, in Tatton Sykes, passing from John & William Wilstrop toresidence at Beechwood Farm with a family of seven William Thomas Mitchell and his son, George Williamchildren.Press CuttingHowdenshire Chronicle & Pocklington Weekly News, July 4, 1908Athe name of the owner, but the lucky tenant said he very amusing incident cropped up at a meeting of the Pocklington Rural District Council the otherreally did not know as he had not paid any rent for week, when Mr. Greenshaw, one of the surveyors,years. He was not so fortunate as regards the rates reported some delapidations to a cottage in the parishwhich had been called for regularly.of Bishop Wilton. He approached the tenant to ask DerivationsH aving begun to provide guided historical toursDanes were engaged in ploughing and in making a of Bishop Wilton we are finding that people askliving for themselves from 876 AD.questions and although the answers may not beThe other possibilities for the first element are known at the time it is interesting to do the researchbased on Old English words which may have been afterwards. We have attempted to provide derivationsaltered over the years, such as hwer meaning for the following road names: bubbling spring, or waru meaning mill dam. Braygateprobably broad road where: brayThe fact that the local pronunciation of the first is from Old Scandinavian breior meaning broadsyllable is not so much Worse- as Woss- leads to (whereas in Old English it would be brada as inanother suggestion: there is a chance that it is a Bradford meaning Broad ford); gate is from Middlecorruption of horse, from the Old English hrossa. English gata meaning a way, road or path. TheThis may seem fanciful, but there are models: current Braygate is a wide enclosure road that wasHorsenden (in Buckingham) means horse hill, and staked out at the time of the parliamentary enclosureRosedale on the North York Moors actually means in 1772. However, given the derivation of the term ithorse valley rather than the more romantic flowery seems likely that it existed as a track before that time. vision that it usually conjures up. Horsedale gives an WorsendaleThe meaning of this is unclear.interesting link with a later namethe wold to the Geographically it is in line with other dales (dale beingnorth of Worsendale was known as Horse Wold in the the Scandinavian for a valley) which are possessives1700sof personal namesGivendale was Gythlings dale,References:Underdale was Hundulfs dale, Thixendale wasGillian Fellows Jensen: Scandinavian Settlement Sigsteins dale and so on. This makes it most likelyNames in Yorkshire (1972)that Worsendale was settled by a Dane and knownEilert Ekwall: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of by his name; according to the Anglo-Saxon ChronicleEnglish Place-Names (1964)It has been said that The Windmill on the lane to High Belthorpe was dismantled in World War II because it was a danger to low flying aircraft. Could that be true? Let us know.116 BULLETIN 8'