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Full record: Oswestry

County Shropshire
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Icon description single building, castle
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Etymology St Oswald's tree; OE t.ēow, 'tree'
Earlier editors -/oswestry (OS 1935); oswestre (Parsons)
Early Maps orwest(re) (Angliae Figura)
Overwritten no
Attested spelling Osewastre 1324 Ipm, earlier attestations have the first element in the form Oswald- and similar. The application of the name Oswestry can not be traced back before the mid-thirteenth century; in the Domesday Book the mannor is described as Meresberie.