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Early-attested site in the Parish of Caldbeck

Historical Forms

  • Braunthwait 1332 SR
  • Braunthwayt 1345 GDR
  • Brounthwayt 1357 ib
  • Branthwaite 1560 Cocker
  • High, Low 1697 ib
  • Branthwaite Caldbeck 1793 CW(OS)ix


Although no form in Bram - is recorded for this name, it probably, like Branthwaite infra 366, contains ME  brame , 'bramble.' The second element is þveit .