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 Cockermouth

Historical Forms

  • Simondescales 1279 Ass
  • Simonscales 1286 ib
  • Symondskell 1578 Cocker


v. skáli . The personal name Simond , which forms the first element, may equally well be derived from OE  Sigemund or ON  Sigmundr .The latter is more probable in this county.