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Survey of English Place-Names

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Anchorage Fm and Ancres Chapel

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sprotbrough

Historical Forms

  • the Anchoridg house Chas1 Rent
  • Ankeridge 1666 Visit
  • le Ancres, Heremitagium apud Sproteburgh, Capelle de Ancres juxta Doncaster, Ancresynge (prati) 1535 VE
  • Ancres 1538 WillY
  • Ancres House, Ancresse Inges 1546 YChant


Anchorage Fm, the Anchoridg house Chas 1Rent , Ankeridge 1666 Visit, and Ancres Chapel (site), le Ancres , Heremitagium apud Sproteburgh , Capelle de Ancres juxta Doncaster , Ancresynge (prati )1535 VE, Ancres 1538 WillY, Ancres House , Ancresse Inges 1546 YChant. On this chantry v. Hnt i, 348. v. ancra 'a hermit, recluse', hūs . Anchorage is probably an adaptation of Ancresynge 'hermit's meadow', v. eng .