Local History: Cassop (County Durham)

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    "The parish of Cassop lies in the small valley known as Cassop Vale, to the south-east of Durham. This area was once a hunting ground for the Prince Bishops of Durham. There have been two suggested origins for the name Cassop, Both agree that the second part of the name comes from the Old English word 'hop' meaning valley. Some have suggested that the first part comes from the Anglo-Saxon name Casa, so the whole meaning of the placename would be 'Casa's Valley'; others have suggested that it comes from 'Cattes' meaning 'wild cat'...."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
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    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Detailsx?PRN=D6758
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years, 8 months ago
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