Burhwealles sceating


Burhwealles sceating
A part of the *burh's public revenue for the repair of its walls. [< OldEngl. *burh + weall = wall + sceatt = shilling]

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  • Burh — Orig. a fortified manor house or private stronghold. Before the Vikings arrived, burh referred to ancient hill camps, and remnants of Roman encampments. Later it was used of fortified towns (which may well have grown up around a fortified manor… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Burgh — Orig. a fortified manor house or private stronghold. Before the Vikings arrived, burh referred to ancient hill camps, and remnants of Roman encampments. Later it was used of fortified towns (which may well have grown up around a fortified manor… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


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