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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Penistone

Historical Forms

  • Bygden 1563 WillY
  • Bagden als. Bigden 1591 ib
  • Bagden 1611 FF
  • Over Bagden 1619 Hntii,251
  • Lower Bagden, Upper Bagden 1817 M
  • Baggden 1659 PREm


Bagden, Bygden 1563 WillY, Bagden als. Bigden 1591 ib, Bagden 1611 FF, Over Bagden 1619 Hnt ii, 251, Lower Bagden , Upper Bagden 1817 M, Baggden 1659 PREm. Probably a compound of OE  bagga in the sense 'bag-like' or possibly 'badger', and denu 'valley'. But the relation of this to the earliest form Byg - is obscure.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site