Upper Slackstead

Upper Slackstead, Hursley
settlement
parish:
county:
coords:
Hursley
Hampshire
SU3926
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants XLIX.5

Slackstead
otherwise: slastede, 903-16; Slacstede, 1269; Slaghstede, 1350

refce: Coates 1989
SLACKSTEAD, two hamlets in Farley Chamberlayne
Hypothetical Old English 'Slahstede'='sloe place/site'. The [k]-sound for earlier [x] (Old English 'h') is paralleled in eg 'Hickstead' (Sussex). For 'stede' see Sandred (1963). The chalk downs are good blackthorn country. Distinguished now as Upper and Lower Slackstead.

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001