Beckermonds

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Beckermonds
Beckermonds is located in North Yorkshire
Beckermonds
Beckermonds
Beckermonds shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SD873803
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Country England
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Post town SKIPTON
Postcode district BD23
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54°13′06″N 2°11′45″W / 54.21838°N 2.19586°W / 54.21838; -2.19586Coordinates: 54°13′06″N 2°11′45″W / 54.21838°N 2.19586°W / 54.21838; -2.19586

Beckermonds is a small hamlet in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. The hamlet lies at the western end of Langstrothdale, at the confluence of Green Field Beck and Oughtershaw Beck, which join to form the start of the River Wharfe.[1]

The toponym, first recorded in 1241 as Beckermotes, is from the Old Norse bekkjar mót, meaning "the meeting of the streams". The intrusive n was added later under the influence of Old French mont, "hill".[2]

View of Beckermonds

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buckden Parish Community Website: About the Parish of Buckden However, the Ordnance Survey map labels the beck between Oughtershaw and Beckermonds the River Wharfe.
  2. ^ Watts, Victor, ed. (2010), "Beckermonds", The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978 0 521 16855 7 

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