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Survey of English Place-Names

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Kyrk Styghe

Field in the Parish of Rothwell

Historical Forms

  • Kyrk Styghe 1577 Terrier
  • Kirke stigh 1606 Terrier
  • Kirk stigh 1611 Terrier
  • kirke stighe 1625 Terrier
  • Kirkestight 1679 Terrier
  • Kirkstight 1721 Terrier

Etymology

Kyrk Styghe 1577, Kirke stigh 1606, Kirk stigh 1611, kirke stighe 1625,Kirkestight 1679, Kirkstight 1721('the path to the church', v. kirkja, stīg;-stight is a local variant found elsewhere in north L; cf. Church lane supra)