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WAYFBAIN – Find us 5 interesting things!

WAYFBAIN street name sign

Wayfbain - Google Map

Wayfbain – Google Map

WAYFBAIN – This is the name of a street off Souttergate in Hedon.

Using the power of the internet we want to find 5 interesting pieces of information about the street to list on this article. Do you know something interesting about WAYFBAIN – something historic, events that took place there, perhaps you know what the name means?

If you know anything, then let us know and please list the source of your facts or information!

But to make it interesting – we have 48 hours to find the five interesting pieces of information!

  1. “Finkle” is from an Old Norse word meaning, elbow, bend or dog-leg. There is also a similar old Danish word, “vincle” meaning, corner, angle or short winding street. So most streets named “Finkle Street”, and there are a few in the North, have a sharp corner, as does ours. – Janet Bucknall
  2. Wayfbain has a Grade II listed building. Mid C19. Brown brick. Pitched. Pantile roof. Paired brackets to gutter. Two storyes. Two ranges of sashes. Door with 4 moulded panels and oblong fanlight. Lower extension to north, with coped gable. Sliding sash with glazing bars to rear. – Linda (CleaningLady55)
  3. Origin of it’s name Wayfbain- wafer bread made here found the info on a BBC websirte Doomsday reloaded.  – Linda (CleaningLady55)

Well, three out of five isn’t bad! Thank you Janet and Linda.

Categories: Hedon, History, Just for fun

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  1. “Finkle” is from an Old Norse word meaning, elbow, bend or dog-leg. There is also a similar old Danish word, “vincle” meaning, corner, angle or short winding street. So most streets named “Finkle Street”, and there are a few in the North, have a sharp corner, as does ours.

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  2. Wayfbain has a Grade II listed building
    Mid C19. Brown brick. Pitched. pantile roof. Paired brackets to gutter.
    Two storyes. Two ranges of sashes. Door with 4 moulded panels and oblong
    fanlight. Lower extension to north, with coped gable. Sliding sash with glazing
    bars to rear.

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