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Survey of English Place-Names

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Wiseburrow Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Holcombe Rogus

Historical Forms

  • Wiseburg 1249 Ass
  • Wysburgh 1394 Ass


The forms are against a pers. name Wīg , as suggested by Blomé (82).Probably we have a pers. name Wīsa , cf. Godrico Wisesune (Dugd vi, 262) in a Lilleshall document. The second element is beorg .

Places in the same Parish