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Survey of English Place-Names

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Raygill Moss

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bolton by Bowland

Historical Forms

  • Raghile 1086 DB
  • Ragile, Ragill(e) 1206 Sawl50,50d 1577 Puds
  • Raggill 1280 Ass


Raygill Moss, 1771 M, Raghile 1086 DB, Ragile , Ragill (e )1206Sawl 50, 50d, 1577 Puds, Raggill 1280Ass . Probably 'roe-buck ravine', v. , gil , though the first el. could be ON  'boundary', since the valley forms the boundary with Paythorne.