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Various spellings for "Soulton" for the last 1000 years

Before the modern 'Soulton', a wide variation in how this place's name has been written down can be observed:

  • Suletune (Domesday Book, 1086)
  • Suleton (Curia Regis Rolls 1200; Rotuli Hundredorum, 1255)
  • Soleton (Assize Rolls, 1271-2; Feudal Aids 1284-5A)
  • Sulton (Assize Rolls 1271-2, 91-2)
  • Sulton (Feudal Aids 1431, 1470, 84; Calendar of Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office, 1703; Shropshire Parish Registers, 1809)
  • Solton (1334, The Shropshire Lay Subsidy Roll of 1 Edward III)
  • Sowton (Saxton's Map of Shropshire, 1695 The County Maps from William Camden's Britannia 1695 by Robert Morden)
  • Soughton (1672, The Shropshire Hearth-Tax Roll of 1672)
  • Soulton (1677, Shropshire Parish Register)
  • Saulton (artefacts at the building, 1800s)
  • Source: English Place-Name Society. The University Press. 1990-01-01.

And some more modern options

  • sǝʊ̯lt(ǝ)n in the International Phonetic Alphabet
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Using the International Phonetic Alphabet, the modern pronunciation of the word may be expressed as sǝʊ̯lt(ǝ)n but it may have been ˈsoːltun or even solˈtuːn in Old English.

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