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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Appleby St Lawrence

Historical Forms

  • Burelles 1577 Harrison
  • Burrel(l)s Eliz Hothf 1617 NWm 1640 Hothf 1823 M
  • Rutter- 1618 Hothf
  • Burrell 1714 RatesE


Burrells, Burelles 1577 Harrison, Burrel (l )s ElizHothf , 1617 NWm 59, 1640Hothf et freq to 1823 M, (Rutter -) 1618Hothf , Burrell 1714RatesE 24d, cf. also Burrel (l )felde 1546Rent 846, 1635Dep .Probably OE  byrgels 'burial place'. For the affix v. Rutter (infra ).