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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Muncaster

Historical Forms

  • Ellerbank c.1215 StB
  • Ellerbecke in Birkby 1678 LowtherW


Apparently 'elder-tree bank' (v. elri ), for which beck has been substituted.