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#300324 - 13th Mar 2009 8:36pm The Arno
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Can anyone tell me how The Arno got it's name ?

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#300327 - 13th Mar 2009 9:02pm Re: The Arno [Re: wobob]
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Arno Hill : site of pagan burial mound of Arni (or Erni)
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#300338 - 13th Mar 2009 10:05pm Re: The Arno [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Thanks for that, sounds intriguing !

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#300345 - 13th Mar 2009 10:36pm Re: The Arno [Re: wobob]
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I think the above is the most likely, it is also know as Arni's Haug

But there is also the following theory which I think is unlikely....

"A document dating from the reign of Edward III, dealing with an enquiry into the question of encroachments into the Forest of Wirral, treats with the occasion when Richard de Oxton was called to account for having in his possession a quarter of a rood of land in Oxton, near Arnehowe. At the period of this document, the use of the words erne, earn or arne, for eagle was quite common. How is well-known as a word for hill, so could it have been that the name for the Arno in medieval years was Eagle Hill? "
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#300348 - 13th Mar 2009 10:45pm Re: The Arno [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper

Richard de Oxton was called to account for having in his possession a quarter of a rood of land in Oxton, near Arnehowe.


A pretty small area: about 253 sq.m.
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#300356 - 13th Mar 2009 11:00pm Re: The Arno [Re: chriskay]
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Thanks again, this is all fascinating stuff.

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