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Dallam Tower

Early-attested site in the Parish of Beetham

Historical Forms

  • Dallam Towre 1694 Dep
  • Dalam Tower c.1700 Kendii,164

Etymology

Dallam Tower, 1609 Kend i, 245, 1620 Bthmet freq to 1793 WestM, Dallam Towre 1694Dep , Dalam Tower c. 1700 Kend ii, 164, doubtless named from the family of Robert Dalam who held land in Haverbrack 1522, 1536 (Kend ii, 242–3). On ME  toure 'tower' cf. Arnside Tower (i, 65supra ); for an account of the house v. RCHM 103.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name