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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bampton

Historical Forms

  • Clattercolquehow ib
  • Culacha (ib 575)


Clattercollackhow (lost), 1672, 1710, 1723 PR, Clattercolquehow ib, perhaps identical with Hullockhowe (infra ). The forms are too late to allow of a definite interpretation, but if we take it as an inversion compound the first el. would appropriately be clatter (OE  clater 'loose stones') and the second an adaptation of the OIr  pers.n. Collachtach (CGH 550) or Culacha (ib 575), with haugr 'hill, mound' added.