1) A northern spelling of bake-house, particularly the common or manorial bake-house.

1537 that thay baik no bred but at the comon bakhows according to the custom, Wakefield

1628 the Baliwicke of Leedes and one common Backhouse thereunto belonging. It is the origin of the northern surname Backhouse: 1379 Willelmus de Bakhowse, Kettlewell which is especially frequent in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

dates 1379 1537 1628

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