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A pathway up a hill, generally a very steep one and on the northern escarpment of the Downs. [Rev W.D.Parish]
Uncertain, possibly a compound of the Anglo Saxon beorh ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ and stigel ‘stile’ or ‘rising path’ – hence beorh-stigel ‘hill-path’
The first of many juvenile detention facilities known as Borstal School’s that were in service between 1908-1982 was established at Borstal Prison near the village of the same name.
- Bopeep Bostal
Alciston, East Sussex
Rev W.D. Parish