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Survey of English Place-Names

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Dumblar Rigg

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kingwater

Historical Forms

  • Dundley rigge, Duneley rigge 1589 ExchKR
  • Dunloerigge 1603 Gilsland
  • Dunlorigge 1603 Map
  • Dumley Rigg 1752 PR(Laner)
  • Dumblaw Rig 1809 ib
  • Dumley-rig 1828 Boothby


Cf. also Dundell woode 1589ExchKR . The forms are too late for any certainty, but the first word may possibly be a compound of dūn and hlāw , 'mound,' v. hrycg . Cf. Dunley (PN W 76).