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.

Goldscope Mine

Early-attested site in the Parish of Above Derwent

Historical Forms

  • Gottesgab 1569 ElizKes
  • Golld-scalp 1741 PR(Crosth)
  • Goldscope, or rather I would call it Gold-Scalp 1789 Clarke
  • Goldscalp 1816 Lysons


“The Germans (i.e. German miners) called this rich new coppermine 'Gottesgab ,' 'Gotzgab '—God's gift” (ElizKes 10).