Wic, a dwelling), e.g.
Droitwich (Wic, Salturic, Wich) probably owed its origin to the springs, which are mentioned in several charters before the Conquest.
From the laws of the Kentish kings Lhothhere and Eadric (673-685) we learn that the Wic-reeve was an officer of the king of Kent, who exercised a jurisdiction over the Kentish men trading with or at London, or was appointed to watch over their interests.
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Heaih-wic, " the village on the flat meadow," or haga-wic," the fenced-in dwelling," the Gadeni being supposed to have had a settlement at this spot.