### Re: ANCIENT WHALLEY ABBEY BOUNDARIES

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**12 May 2017, 13:42**After not posting for two years I've just had a review of my quest to find a couple of points on the ancient account of the Whalley Abbey boundaries. To review, the line came through "The crooked oak at Admergill" which is long gone but seemed to be a point on the moor near to the Moorcock pub. This would need to have a view of the next point which is "Head of Benerker", due east and needing to be visible. A modern spelling might be "Burnacre" and since last time I've seen on an old map, approx. 1900, that the land sloping up to the top of Bleara Moor from the Earby side was indeed called ACRES but isn't named so on the modern map making the top of that hill the prime candidate for Head of Bernerker.

I did speculate that before but couldn't explain why but finding Acres helps the argument and to back it up we have Heads Lane making a beeline for the top of the moor from Kelbrook. So far so good.

The line now went due south to Poundscaghead before continuing on that line to Bernesetknarrs, almost certainly Barnside at Knarrs. So our Poundscaghead must be on that line which, probably not by coincidence, follows ancient parish and county boundaries through the area of Tom Cross which is an ancient marker point, so I'm told, and in all probability is the lost point. Exactly why it was so named, I certainly can't guess as it's lost in the mists of time.

I hope this is of interest to all of you that have been lying in bed pondering the puzzle for the last two years but I'd appreciate any more info that might clear up the origin of that last name.

Cheers and best wishes to all.

I did speculate that before but couldn't explain why but finding Acres helps the argument and to back it up we have Heads Lane making a beeline for the top of the moor from Kelbrook. So far so good.

The line now went due south to Poundscaghead before continuing on that line to Bernesetknarrs, almost certainly Barnside at Knarrs. So our Poundscaghead must be on that line which, probably not by coincidence, follows ancient parish and county boundaries through the area of Tom Cross which is an ancient marker point, so I'm told, and in all probability is the lost point. Exactly why it was so named, I certainly can't guess as it's lost in the mists of time.

I hope this is of interest to all of you that have been lying in bed pondering the puzzle for the last two years but I'd appreciate any more info that might clear up the origin of that last name.

Cheers and best wishes to all.