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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Blennerhasset and Kirkland

Historical Forms

  • Alderschoeh 1304 Ipm
  • Aldritskow 1306 ib
  • Alderschow 1316 ADvi
  • Alderscogh 1325 Ipm 1395 Denton
  • Alderskewgh 1562 NB
  • Alderskip 1675 Ogilby


'Alder wood,' v. alor , skógr , a hybrid formation.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site

Major Settlement