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Ings is an old word of Norse origin referring to water meadows and marshes,[1] including those that were part of the Humber flood plain.

The term appears in place names in Yorkshire (such as Fairburn Ings RSPB reserve, Clifton Ings in York, Derwent Ings, Sutton Ings, Acaster South Ings, and Wetherby Ings), as well as in Cumbria,[2] and in Lincolnshire.[3]

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  1. ^ "Yorkshire Dialect Words of Old Norse Origin",, I
  2. ^ "Beckmickle Ing",
  3. ^ "Far Ings Nature Reserve",

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