English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Barwick in Elmet

Historical Forms

  • bosci del Schagh', Berwikschagh' 1292 MinAcct
  • le S(c)hagh(e) 1323 1341 Surv 5,1424 Rent
  • the Shawe side 1535 Testvi


Shaw (lost), bosci del Schagh ', Berwikschagh '1292MinAcct , le S (c )hagh (e )1323 ib, 1341Surv 10, 5, 1424 Rent, the Shawe side 1535 Test vi. v. sceaga 'copse'.