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Early-attested site in the Parish of Egremont

Historical Forms

  • Orgilcroftes 1342 Cocker
  • Orgill 1656 CantWvii


The first element here may well be OE  ōra , 'ore.' Cf. Orgrave (PN La 207) and Orscarth (supra 344).There are iron workings in the immediate neighbourhood of Orgill. The second element is gil .