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Other OS name in the Parish of Bewcastle

Historical Forms

  • Akschewe 1525 LP
  • Aikshawe 1538 ib
  • Aikeshaw t.Ed6 LanerA
  • Akeshaw 1696 Netherby


is Akschewe 1525 LP, Aikshawe 1538 ib., Aikeshaw t. Ed 6LanerA ,Akeshaw 1696Netherby . ' Oakshaw , ' from OE  āc and sceaga . The name corresponds in meaning to the Scandinavian eiki-skógr which occurs in Akeskewe Wood infra 199 .