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Survey of English Place-Names

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Wallange Bridge & Wallange Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Davenham

Historical Forms

  • Walleng Bridge 1619 Sheaf
  • Wallange Farm 1842 OS
  • Wall-inch-bridge 1643 Orm2
  • Wall Inch 1883 Sheaf


Wallange Bridge & Wallange Fm (110–690655), [ˈwɔləndʒ], Walleng Bridge 1619 Sheaf, Wallange Farm 1842 OS, Wall-inch -bridge 1643 Orm2, Wall Inch 1883 Sheaf (road and land in Newton, cf. 245infra ), perhaps 'well bank', v. wælla , hlinc , hlenc . However, it may be an old -ing 2 formation meaning 'place where water springs', though the forms are too late for certainty. The name obviously extends either side of R. Wheelock near the bridge. It may be original to Newton, giving name to the bridge which gave name to the farm.

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