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- location: Meltham
- category: area
Newspaper notices of auctions held in the 1760s give the name as "Cowm Lands", where "cowm" is derived from the Old English word "cumb" meaning a "deep hollow or valley". The name therefore perhaps means "lands near the deep valley".
Notes and References
- ↑ For example, "To Be Sold" in Leeds Intelligencer (24/Sep/1765).
- ↑ Sources: Oxford English Dictionary and The Place-Names of Lancashire (1922) by Eilert Ekwall.