This was a landmark in the North Stoneham land charter of 932 so far unidentified with any certainly but most probably in the Bassett district near the Cut-thorn mound, or possibly nearer the Sports Centre.

The ambiguity of the name is interesting. A ‘hlaew’ can be either a natural hillock or an artificial mound. ‘Gaet’ probably signifies a goat: but there are also other possibilities such as a gate and ‘Geat’ the demigod ancestor of the Wessex kings and indeed of all the Jutes in the midst of whose southern settlement this landmark is situated.


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