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 Cumwhitton

Historical Forms

  • Scalewra 1267 Ch 1278–9 Ass
  • Skallewra 1285 For
  • Scallewrahill 1441 Pat
  • Skalewrahill 1568 LRMB
  • (le) Scarrowhill 1603 Gilsland


'Projection of land marked by a shieling,' v. skáli , (v).