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Survey of English Place-Names

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Arnside

Major Settlement in the Parish of Beetham

Historical Forms

  • Harnolvesheuet 1184–90 Cockers
  • Arnolveshevet 1190–1215 Kendii,213
  • Arnulvesheved 1208 FF
  • Arnholvisheved 1254 Ipm
  • Arnolfesheued 1279 Ass21d
  • Arnolheved 1254 Ipm
  • Arnaleshed 1446 Kendii,227
  • Arneshed(e) 1472 Kendii,230 1502 Pat 1524 MinAcct
  • Harneshed 16 AOMB
  • Arneshead 1597 Kendii,156 1600,1632 FF
  • Arn(e)sid(e), Arn(e)syde 1517,1519,1671 Kendii,231–3,237 1612–1647 Bthm 1649 Bridges12d

Etymology

'Arnulf's headland (here one in the Kent estuary) or hill (now Arnside Knott)', from the OE  pers.n. Earnwulf and hēafod.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name