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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Windermere

Historical Forms

  • le Loukhou 1352 Misc 1354 Cl
  • Lock(e)howe 1592,1637 Dep
  • Lowkhowe 1637 ib


Lockhowe (lost), le Loukhou 1352 Misc, 1354 Cl, Lock (e )howe 1592, 1637Dep , Lowkhowe 1637 ib. 'Hill where leeks or garlic grew', v. laukr , haugr , cf. Lockholme (ii, 31infra ); it was in Troutbeck Park (1352).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name