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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Brackenthwaite

Historical Forms

  • Brakenthwayt 1230 Scotland 1541 MinAcct
  • Brakanthweit 1286 StB 1731 PR(Bridekirk)
  • Brankanthuait 1349 Cocker
  • Braukanthwait (sic print) 1367 Pat
  • Brackenthate 1602 CWxii


'Bracken clearing,' v. þveit . The forms beginning in Brank - are due to anticipation of the n of the second syllable.

Places in the same Parish