English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Pool Darkin

Other OS name in the Parish of Beetham

Historical Forms

  • the great Powdarkin, little Powdarkin 1707 Bthm
  • Pow-darking Bridge 1771 ib
  • Pool Durkin 1845 TA


, the great Powdarkin , little Powdarkin 1707 Bthm, Pow-darking Bridge 1771 ib, Pool Durkin 1845TA , an inversion compound of Ir , Gael poll ' pool ' or OE  pōl1 , pull ' pool, rivulet ' , and possibly an Irish personal name *Dercan , a diminutive of the recorded OIr  Derg ,Derc ( CGI 585 ) .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site