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Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Full record: Bamburgh

County Northumberland
Transcript [bam]burgh
Icon description single building, castle
  • building
  • castle
Description faded
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Etymology OE Bebba, pers. name + burh, 'fort'
Earlier editors bamburgh (Parsons)
Early Maps ba(m)boro (Angliae Figura)
Overwritten no
Attested spelling Banburg 1212 Fees; earlier forms show less reduction and have the first element in the form Bebban-/Baen-/Baem- and similar