English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Campsall

Historical Forms

  • Askern(e) c.1170 Pont 1192–1210 P 1201 OblR 1218 1268 FF 1286 Abbr 1428 FA
  • Haskerne 1196 P
  • Askarn(e) 1488 Ipm 1538,1598 FF


'House near the ash-tree', v. askr (perhaps replacing OE  æsc), ærn .