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Other OS name in the Parish of Gosforth

Historical Forms

  • Lakynbye, Lakenby 1548 SP


[ leikənbi ] is Lakynbye , Lakenby 1548SP . The forms are late , but the name may well be an ancient formation in – . It may be identical with Lackenby(PN NRY 159) , in which the first element seems to be OIr  Lochán .