Levedon (Lefefddon, Leueuedon, Lovedowne, Lufufedun) was the small low bluff to the north west of the town centre on which the Polygon Hotel previously stood. The medieval name is variously spelt (as illustrated). A plausible suggestion as to its meaning is ‘the dun hill, or hill-top enclosure of Leofgifu’ an Old English female name. The dun element is rather suggestive of an Iron Age enclosure.


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