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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Dacre

Historical Forms

  • Daleman early12th Lowther 1285 For
  • Dalemayne 1595 DKRxxxviii
  • Dalemain vel Dominicum in valle 1671 Fleming
  • Dalman Ald 1252 Ipm
  • Dalman 1285 For 1316 Ipm
  • Dalmayne in Neubynging' 1292 Ass
  • Dalman(e) 1332 SR 1361,1487 Ipm
  • Dailmaine 1591 PR


This is probably, as suggested by Ekwall (DEPN s. n .), an inversion compound (v. Introduction). 'Máni 's valley,' v. dalr . The final element was early confused with that found in Triermain supra 116.