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.

Honister Crag

Early-attested site in the Parish of Buttermere

Historical Forms

  • mountain called Unnisterre 1751 GM


The forms are too late for certainty, but this may conceivably be 'Húni 's staðir,' twice recorded in Norway in the form Hunastad (h )r . For the preservation of inflexional r , cf. Burton Stather (L).