Attested:  RC Corsula

Where:  Probably Walney Island, Cumbria, off Barrow-in-Furness, around SD1868, listed by RC as the first of five ‘islands set variously in the western ocean’.

Name origin:  A diminutive of Latin corsae ‘outer strip in the moulding about a door’ is an excellent fit to the shape of Walney Island.

Notes:  The suggestion by R&S that Corsula was corrupted from insula ‘island’ is unnecessary, but the link with carse ‘swamp’ suggested by R&C remains possible.

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Last Edited: 30 June 2016