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Survey of English Place-Names

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The Beacon

Other OS name in the Parish of Wyke Regis

Historical Forms

  • (land) North of the Beacon 1582 Ilch 18
  • Bicken 1753 DorB
  • Beacon 1841 TA

Etymology

, (land ) North of the Beacon 1582 (18) Ilch , Bicken 1753 DorB, Beacon 1841TA , v. (ge)bēacon ' a signal, a beacon ' ; there is a hill here .