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Survey of English Place-Names

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Beight Bridge

Other OS name in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Bight Bridge 1621 Sheaf


, Bight Bridge 1621 Sheaf , cf. le Byght milne Bight milne 1419 ib , Beet Wood 1842TA , Beet Fields 1860 White , also Beet Bank in Denton La , on the opposite side of R . Tame , ' (bridge,mill etc., at) the bight ' , v. byht ' a river bend ' , brycg , myln . The river makes a great loop here .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name