[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]
[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]

Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Full record: Trent

County Rivers, England and Wales - east coast from north to south
Transcript fl de trent
Icon description river
  • river
Description red ink
  • red ink
Etymology Brit Trisant┼Źna, possibly 'trespasser', 'river liable t. floods'
Earlier editors De Trent (Gough). The tributary which passes through Blyth could be the Ryton and the other between Mattersey and Torksey could be the Idle. The tributary Derwent passing through Derby and its own tributary Wye are shown embracing the Peak. The tributary of the Derwent shown at Ashbourne is an error. It should be part of the Dove which is rightly shown joining the Trent near Tutbury. The tributary between Stone and Stafford could be the Sow although Stafford is shown on the wrong bank. The tributary from Lichfield t. Birmingham could be the Tame although Lichfield would then be misplaced (Parsons).
Early Maps Trent (Angliae Figura)
Overwritten no
Attested spelling Trent 1267, 1283, 1293 Ipm