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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Egstow

Historical Forms

  • Tegestou 1086 DB
  • Eggestowa, Heggestowa, Heggestow(e) 1226 FF 1254 1323 Ass Eliz ChancP
  • Egstow(e) 1483 Derbyshire 1594 FF


'Ecga's or Ecgi's place', v. stōw . The use of the ordinary pers.n. with the element stōw is noteworthy. For the DB form cf. Ilkeston infra 473.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site