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.


Parish in the County of Cumberland


In 1934 Hensingham was divided between St Bees (infra 430), Weddicar (infra 443) and the borough of Whitehaven, where it gives its name to a municipal ward (infra 450).

Major Settlements