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Survey of English Place-Names

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caw daile

Field in the Parish of Rothwell

Historical Forms

  • caw daile 1606 Terrier
  • cawdale hill 1611 Terrier
  • Caw dale 1625 Terrier
  • Cowdale Hill 1679 Terrier 1721 Terrier

Etymology

caw daile 1606, cawdale hill 1611,Caw dale 1625, Cowdale Hill 1679, 1721(Dr Insley suggests that caw daile etc.is from ME  kawe, a varient of ME  chough(e)'chough, jackdaw, jay', v. MEDs.v. chough(e) and dalr'a valley')