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 Goodman’s Fields,Goodwood Races. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Goodwin Sands
consisted at one time of about 4,000 acres of low land fenced from the sea by a wall, belonging to Earl Goodwin or Godwin. William the Conqueror bestowed them on the abbey of St. Augustine, at Canterbury, and the abbot allowed the sea-wall to fall into a dilapidated state, so that the sea broke through in 1100 and inundated the whole. (See TENTERDEN STEEPLE.)   1

 Goodman’s Fields,Goodwood Races. 


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