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Survey of English Place-Names

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Baxter Rash

Other OS name in the Parish of Lowther

Historical Forms

  • Baxter 1672–1737 PR


, 1859OS , named from the local family of Baxter (1672–1737 PR 44, etc.) ; dial . rash sometimes denotes ' a narrow piece of arable land left uncultivated ' ( which would seem to be the case here ) , but in p. ns . it also sometimes describes a narrow strip of rocky or overgrown ground ( as in TheRash infra ) as well as a rush - bed .