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.

Barn Scar

Early-attested site in the Parish of Drigg and Carleton

Historical Forms

  • Barnesker 1338 Cl


To judge from the solitary form, this name means 'Barni 's sker.' The sker is a reef off the coast west of Drigg.