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Early-attested site in the Parish of Thornton in Lonsdale

Historical Forms

  • Barniwick 1689 PRThn
  • Barnawick 1713,1778 1771 M
  • Banawitt 1717 PRThn
  • Barnoldswike 1731 ib
  • Barniawick 1773 ib


Barnoldswick, Barniwick 1689 PRThn, Barnawick 1713, 1778 ib, 1771 M, Banawitt 1717 PRThn, Barnoldswike 1731 ib, Barniawick 1773 ib. It is not improbable that the DB Bernulfesuuic (fol. 301d), mentioned between Burton in Lonsdale and Ingleton in a group of vills belonging to Whittington (La) across the R. Lune, is identical with this place, and is not to be confused with Barnoldswick 34supra , which is named in DB (fol. 332) as a manor in Craven. It has the same meaning as the latter, 'Beornwulf's dairy-farm', from the OE  pers.n. Beornwulf and wīc .