Bea Hopkinson wrote:
> There have been many discussions on the subect of 'wic' and it is
> widely accept that it has the meaning of a place where something was
> made: salt making, i.e. Saltwic or Sealtwic, being one of them, etc.
Not necessarily where something is made, it means "site with a specialised
purpose" - trading, specialist manufacture, salt production, etc. Much
later it just means "dairy farm".