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Other OS name in the Parish of Bassenthwaite

Historical Forms

  • Scareness 1784 West
  • Scarnhouse 1787 ClarkeM


is Scareness 1784 West, Scarnhouse 1787ClarkeM . Scarn is a Cumberland dialect word for dung , from OE scearn .