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Braithwaite Fold

Other OS name in the Parish of Windermere

Historical Forms

  • Bra(i)thwaite Mill, Bra(i)thwaite Fold 1738 Rent1 1787 ClarkeM
  • Braithwaite 1674 Ambls 1738 Rent


, Bra (i )thwaite Mill , Bra (i )thwaite Fold 1738Rent 1, 1787 ClarkeM, namedfrom the family of Thomas Braithwaite (1674 Ambls 77, 1738Rent ) , or more probably , as Mr Bruce Thompson suggests , from the Braithwaites of Hawkshead ; an early member of the family is noted in 1443Ct 122 ; v. fald .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name