English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Spen Dike

Other OS name in the Parish of Sprotbrough

Historical Forms

  • Spend Dike Piece 1847 TA


, Spend Dike Piece 1847TA , v. spenne , dīc and cf. Spen (Gomersal) iii, 21infra ; here the dike is a small channel which cuts across an angle formed in the course of the R . Don and the name means ' dike which spans ' .