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Message started by YaBB Administrator on 22. Apr 2006 at 11:18

Title: Origins & Place-Name
Post by YaBB Administrator on 22. Apr 2006 at 11:18

Flixborough has had many different spellings through the centuries, from Flichesburg in the Doomsday Book to Flikesburg, Flyxburgh and Flixburrow. Eminson suggests that the first section of the name is an early form of the word cliff and as the original settlement stood on a sloping cliff overlooking the River Trent the villages name can be translated as fortified dwelling on the cliff slope.

More information can be found in:

Eminson, T.B.F. Place and River Names of the West Riding of Lindsey, Lincolnshire.
Mills, A.D. A Dictionary of English Place Names.

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