Eccles Places Mentioned in the Coucher Book of Whalley Abbey


In 1234 the advowson of Eccles Church was granted to Stanlaw Abbey (the Abbey later moved to Whalley). The details of the Abbey lands and the history of Eccles can be found here.

Place Names

Ekwall’s Place-name’s of Lancashire (p37-42) mentions some of the names in the  list shown above, “Westslak” for example.

The Slack (in Monton) : del Slake 1323 LI. Cf. [le] Westslak 13 cent. WhC 878.
M.E. slack (from O.N. slakki) a small, shallow dell or valley,” etc.

You can download Ekwall’s Place-names of Lancashire here.

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