1) A thin board on which the dough for oatcakes was prepared before being put on the spittle and turned onto the backstone.

1617 one bagbreade and a backstone, Bingley

1628 one backbread, j spittle, Pudsey

1712 a bagbord and a spittle, Barnoldswick.

spellings backbread
dates 1617 1628 1712

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