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Rainsber Scar

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bolton by Bowland

Historical Forms

  • Rauenesberch, Rauenisberh Ric1 Sawl31,31d
  • Rauenisberk c.1224 ib
  • Ravynsbar Scar l.15 Puds


Rainsber Scar, Rauenesberch , Rauenisberh Ric 1Sawl 31, 31d, Rauenisberk c. 1224 ib 46d, Ravynsbar Scar l. 15 Puds. 'The raven's hill', v. hræfn , beorg , but the first el. could also be the OE  pers.n. Hræfn , ON  Hrafn .