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 Cleator

Historical Forms

  • Aldeby 1278,1279 Ass
  • (H)aldeby 1279 ib
  • Oalby 1697 Caine
  • Aldby, or Oldby 1783 CaineCl


'Old ,' v. (e)ald.