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.

Buttermere Hause

Early-attested site in the Parish of Buttermere

Historical Forms

  • Ravenerhals c.1170,c.1175(n.d.) StBA
  • Ravenhals c.1250 ib
  • Randon-knot or Buttermere-hawse 1784 West
  • Ranerdall 1508 Cocker
  • Ranerthwate 1507 ib


Linked with this is the adjacent Rannerdale in Brackenthwaite parish, Ranerdall 1508Cocker , and Ranerthwate 1507 ib. Ravenerhals is hrafn-erg -hals , 'raven shieling pass' (v. erg , hals ). For the other two names. v. dalr and þveit .