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Early-attested site in the Parish of Little Salkeld

Historical Forms

  • Troscarth 1285 For
  • Troscart 1292 Ass
  • Troughscough 1272 For
  • Troskhouch 1285 ib
  • Trowescowgh 1393 GDR


This apparently means 'brushwood cleft,' v. tros , skarð . The element tros seems to appear again in this neighbourhood in Troughscough 1272For , Troskhouch 1285 ib., Trowescowgh 1393GDR .

Places in the same Parish