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Survey of English Place-Names

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Cowe Styghe

Field in the Parish of Rothwell

Historical Forms

  • Cowe Styghe 1577 Terrier
  • Cow stigh 1606 Terrier
  • kowstigh 1611 Terrier
  • kow steighe 1625 Terrier
  • Cowstigh 1638 Terrier
  • Cowstight 1679 Terrier

Etymology

Cowe Styghe 1577, Cow stigh 1606, kowstigh 1611, kow steighe 1625, Cowstigh 1638,Cowstight 1679(v. stīg; for the - stight form cf. Kyrke Styghe infra)