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


The borough of Whitehaven now includes parts of Hensingham (supra 400), Moresby (supra 421), Preston Quarter (supra 428) and Sandwith (supra 433).Hensingham and Sandwith, as also Bransty infra 452, have given their names to municipal wards.

Major Settlements