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.

Workington and Workington Rural

Parish in the County of Cumberland


Parts of Harrington (supra 399) and Stainburn (supra 435) were added to Workington in 1934. Harrington has given its name to a municipal ward. So has Seaton—the ecclesiastical parish of West Seaton on the north bank of the Derwent (supra 319), which was earlier absorbed in 1899. See also Cloffocks supra 361.

Major Settlements