Day to Day => Towns & Villages => Topic started by: mikeb on February 05, 2018, 13:23:52

Title: Ham Shades Lane Tankerton
Post by: mikeb on February 05, 2018, 13:23:52
I am intrigued by the name of this Lane in Tankerton. The name suggests it is of same age but can anyone tell us how it came by this name?
Title: Re: Ham Shades Lane Tankerton
Post by: smiffy on February 05, 2018, 15:10:22
Ham is probably from the old english hamm, meaning water meadow. Shade or shode is derived from the old english scēadan, to divide, often in reference to a river. So, the possible origin may be "the river branch in the water meadow".
Title: Re: Ham Shades Lane Tankerton
Post by: mikeb on February 05, 2018, 23:12:51
Thanks Smiffy, that seems to fit. The area is known to be "soggy" at times of heavy rain.