February 9, 2018

Terstan Wakes Up!

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:25 am by aleksan

Terstan means “Fast Flow” in the old Brythonic language that was spoken here in the Iron Age, related to modern Welsh. Many rivers end in “an” in this case short for afon or avon eg locally the Hampshire Avon, the Itchen, The Meon. (The An at Andover is different – On-dofer means Ash Tree (Welsh On) by the Water. The House was once probably built on the site of an old Mill, and the oldest bit now is probably early 1800s. This part of Longstock was known as Mill St, and The Domesday book records 6 mills in Stoche (Longstock) – only one still exists as a Mill at the Stockbridge end of the “street”

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