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Survey of English Place-Names

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Borrans Rd

Other OS name in the Parish of Windermere

Historical Forms

  • the Borrance 1597 Ambls
  • High Borrans, Low Borrans 1714 ib


, the Borrance 1597 Ambls81, High Borrans , Low Borrans 1714 ib 83 , v. burgæsn ' cairn ' ; this was the site of the Roman fort of Galava ( infra ) , which NB 194 describes as ' a square fort called Borrans Ring ' .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name