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Mile Thorn Bight

Other OS name in the Parish of Doncaster

Historical Forms

  • Milethorn 1817 M
  • Mile Thorn Lock 1843 TA


, Milethorn 1817 M, Mile Thorn Lock 1843TA , ' thorn-treemarking a mile ' ( probably from the town centre it would be somewhat less than a mile ) v. mīl , þorn ; Bight is from byht ' bend in ariver ' ( here the Don ) .