Housing in woodland near Bareless

  • Description

    "Bareless is an odd name, I have had no luck in finding some erudite derivation of its meaning, so am having a stab myself. 'Barr' in Scottish Gaelic is hill or ridge, 'bar/ber' in Northern England usually means 'barley'... 'less' is most likely historically 'leas/lees' as in 'fields' ... 'lios' (usually pronounced 'liss') is Scottish Gaelic for 'enclosure/garden', so I reckon we have fields/enclosure (perhaps of barley) on a hill. Waiting to be shot down in flames :O) .... I don't have any specific training in linguistics, but I am old enough to have done Latin in school, and have tried to teach myself Gaelic, and - well, I just like the history of words and names." Photo by Barbara Carr, 2013.
  • Owner

    Barbara Carr
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3655472
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 2 months ago
    Viewed: 179 times
    Picture Taken: 2013-09-14
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