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Survey of English Place-Names

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Running Furrow

Field in the Parish of Bottesford

Historical Forms

  • 1850 TA
  • le renand furo John Rut
  • le renand forgh ' 1352 Rut


Running Furrow (le renand furo 1254 (e. 14), le renand forgh' 1352(' the flowing drain', v. furh; with the pres. part. of OE   (ge) rinnan' to run, to flow', which is influenced here by Scand   renna' to make run', v. rinnende, rennandi; the feature appears to have been a major drainage ditch)