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Survey of English Place-Names

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Beck Head

Other OS name in the Parish of Beetham

Historical Forms

  • Becheheade 1615 ib

Etymology

, 1681Kend iii, 262 , Becheheade 1615 ib ii, 260 , v. bekkr , hēafod ; it is ' situate where the Beck springs Romantickly out of the Rock ' ( 1770Bthm 136 ) .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name