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 Castle Carrock

Historical Forms

  • Nixonhead(e) 1603 Gilsland


to be associated with a branch of the well-known border family of Nixon . It is Nixonhead (e )1603 Gilsland.