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.

Cardunneth Pike

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cumrew

Historical Forms

  • Pikes of Cardinogh, Cardinoughpike 1603 Gilsland


The first element is the British caer , 'fort, camp.' The forms are too late for any certain interpretation of the second element, but they are at least consistent with derivation from the British personal name recorded in Bede, Hist. Eccl. ii, 2, as Dinoot (PrimW  Dǖnǭd from Latin Dōnātus ).

Places in the same Parish