Calmlands, Meltham

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  • location: Meltham
  • category: area

Newspaper notices of auctions held in the 1760s give the name as "Cowm Lands"[1], where "cowm" is derived from the Old English word "cumb" meaning a "deep hollow or valley".[2] The name therefore perhaps means "lands near the deep valley".


Notes and References

  1. For example, "To Be Sold" in Leeds Intelligencer (24/Sep/1765).
  2. Sources: Oxford English Dictionary and The Place-Names of Lancashire (1922) by Eilert Ekwall.

Calmlands, Meltham


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