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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Holme St Cuthbert

Historical Forms

  • Aykesom (sic print) 1292 CWv


Cf. Aikshawehill 1597 Border. In spite of the form from 1292, this must be a hybrid eik-sceaga, 'oak wood.'