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Other OS name in the Parish of Bewcastle

Historical Forms

  • the Cructborne 1583 Border
  • Crookeburne 1618 NaworthA


is the Cructborne 1583 Border,Crookeburne 1618 NaworthA . It lies on Crook Burn which has a widely bending course , and the first form probably stands for crukit ( or crooked ) burn . Cf. Crooked Holme infra 68 and Crook Burnsupra 10 .