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Underlaid Wood

Other OS name in the Parish of Beetham

Historical Forms

  • Underlade (Stone) 1770 Bthm

Etymology

, 1857OS , Underlade (Stone )1770 Bthm , described as ' a large tract of stonycommon ' and ' the two ridges are called Scouts or Loads ' ( ib 98 ) , the allusion being to the rocky scar above the wood ( v. skúti ' projectingrock ' ) ; the el . -laid ( or Load ) would seem to be from OE  (ge)lād ' track ' in its e. ModE sense of ' lode, vein ' ; v. under and for the p.n. type cf. Underley (i, 44supra ) .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name