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  • n. A farmyard.
  • n. the lands of a manor reserved for the Lord's use
  • n. an arrangement of blocks and pulleys; a burton


Old English beretūn. (Wiktionary)



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  • "Every point of interest, every clue to the past, every quoit and barrow, every wayside cross, every round and camp and every ancient barton of west Cornwall draws his foot-borne curiosity."
    Rising Ground by Philip Marsden, p 192 of the University of Chicago Press hardcover

    September 26, 2016