bead house

bead house

A dwelling for poor religious people, located near the church in which the founder was interred, and for whose soul the beadsmen or beadswomen were required to pray.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Latin elements, Bassaleg (basilica), Radyr (oratorium), Dyserth (desertum); Old English, Prestatyn (priest farm), Betws (bead house), Holt (wood), Chepstow (market place); as well as many other Scandinavian elements, Skomer (cloven island), Milford (melr, fiord meaning sandy inlet), Flat Holm (floti, holmr meaning fleet island); Modern English, Grovesend, Queensferry, Cross Inn, Newbridge; Old Irish, Clydach, Ysgiach, Lleyn, Clarach; Hebraic, Carmel, Bethesda, Bethlehem, Saron, and the hundreds of Welsh place names that collectively reflect our own unique culture and heritage.