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Thread #141997   Message #3270978
Posted By: Steve Shaw
09-Dec-11 - 07:46 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Pendle Witches. Cottage found?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Pendle Witches. Cottage found?
Pendle is a fine, upstanding word. "Hill" just diminishes it. I don't know whether they have changed it, but on one OS map I possessed, back in my Three Peaks bagging days, I saw the name "Pen-y-Ghent Hill." Awful! I'd rather by guided by Wainwright in such matters (though he does, sadly, refer to "Pendle Hill" in his Pennine Way Companion). It'll always be Penyghent to me.