SD9536 : Crow Hill Wague

taken 12 years ago, 4 km from Wycoller, Lancashire, Great Britain

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Crow Hill Wague
Crow Hill Wague
After asking what a wague is I got this useful reply from Steven Wood:

You asked what a Wague is. In A.H. Smith's English Place Name Elements Vol. 2 p.239 he deals with the postulated Old English form:

OE *wagen - 'a quagmire, quaking sands' and the like

As you have been there you will not take much persuading that 'quagmire' is a pretty good fit for most of the area around Crow Hill including the Wague (or Wage as it's sometimes written). It was not far from The Wague of Crow Hill that the 1824 bog burst known as the Crow Hill Flood occurred.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 25 June, 2006
Moorland > Moorland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 956 367 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.5929N 2:4.0997W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 957 368
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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