Haskayne

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Haskayne
Old Schoolhouse, Haskayne - geograph.org.uk - 282287.jpg
Old Schoolhouse
Haskayne is located in the Borough of West Lancashire
Haskayne
Haskayne
Location in West Lancashire
Haskayne is located in Lancashire
Haskayne
Haskayne
Location within Lancashire
OS grid referenceSD359080
• London185 mi (298 km) SE
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townORMSKIRK
Postcode districtL39
Dialling code01704
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53°33′54″N 2°58′05″W / 53.565°N 2.968°W / 53.565; -2.968Coordinates: 53°33′54″N 2°58′05″W / 53.565°N 2.968°W / 53.565; -2.968

Haskayne is a small village in the county of Lancashire, England, and on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain. It is to the north of Downholland Cross on the A5147 and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

The village is in Downholland civil parish, and forms part of the Aughton & Downholland ward, which is represented by three Conservative Party councillors and is part of the district of West Lancashire.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Haskayne is of Brittonic origin.[2] The first element is hesg, meaning "sedge" (Welsh hesg, Breton hesk, Irish seisc; see Heskin).[2] The second is one of two suffixes, the singularitve -en, or -en meaning "distinguished by...".[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Lancashire District Council Committee Information : Members". West Lancashire District Council. 2006. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
  2. ^ a b c James, Alan G. "A Guide to the Place-Name Evidence - Guide to the Elements" (PDF). Scottish Place Name Society - The common Brittonic Language in the Old North. Retrieved 25 October 2018.

External links[edit]

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