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Foulshaw

Other OS name in the Parish of Beetham

Historical Forms

  • Fouleshawe, Fowleshawe 1612,1639 FF 1652 WilsonL
  • Faulshaw 1781 PR(Cr)

Etymology

, 1662RateK 4 , Fouleshawe , Fowleshawe 1612, 1639FF , 1652WilsonL, Faulshaw 1781 PR(Cr) , ' bird copse ' , v. fugol , sceaga , but fūl ' dirty ' is also possible , as it was described as ' a Large Moss orTurvery ' in 1770 (Bthm 137) .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name