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 Boltons

Historical Forms

  • Sandeldale 1278 Abbr
  • Sanderdale Hill 1537 LP
  • Sandell 1578 Cocker
  • Sandall, Sandale hill 1777 NB


Probably sand-dæl, with a second dale added when the first was reduced by lack of stress.