Beggars Bush: A Perambulation through the Disciplines of History, Geography, Archaeology, Literature, Philology, Natural History, Botany, Biography & Beggary

Wingates, Northumberland Beggars Bush Plantation ?

A plantation off a minor road between Croftside and Todburn, south west of Rothbury.

OS maps show a mixed plantation in otherwise open countryside.

A Folly House is nearby and to the north is Pauperhaugh.




Les Hull

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Sticky: Embleton, Northumberland Beggars Bush c.1880

This example is unusual because it contains a naming story that is almost contemporaneous, and very close to first hand. It illustrates how place names may be given through trivial incidents. Although this one did not survive into official records, such naming by landowners or those associated with them could easily transfer into and be perpetuated by paper records. It is also unusual as it occurs during a period when there were few uses of the phrase in literary works. Read the rest of this entry »

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