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Survey of English Place-Names

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Gower Hey Brook, Gower Hey Ho & Gower Hey Wood

Other OS name in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Gore Hey Wood 1831 Bry


, Gore Hey Wood 1831 Bry , cf. Far Goer Hey & Near Goer Hey 1839TA , ' enclosure at a gore ' , v. gāra , (ge)hæg . The gore is a peninsula of higher ground formed by the valley of the brook .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name