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Survey of English Place-Names

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Other OS name in the Parish of Westward

Historical Forms

  • hurthwayte heed 1570 ExchKR
  • Vrethwate heade al. the hight 1578 Cocker
  • Hurthwaite Heads 1790 PR


is hurthwayte heed 1570ExchKR , Vrethwate heade al. the hight 1578Cocker , Hurthwaite Heads 1790 PR . The forms are too late for definite interpretation , but the name may originally have been ' Úri 's þveit . '