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Other OS name in the Parish of St John's, Castlerigg and Wythburn

Historical Forms

  • Styebecke 1600 PR(Crosth)
  • Stibeck 1618 ib


is Styebecke 1600 PR (Crosth), Stibeck 1618 ib . v. bekkr . The sty ( v. stīg ) refers to the path which becomes Stanah Gate and leads up to Stybarrow Dod .