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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Egremont


The derivation of this name is uncertain. For eng . v. eng . Professor Ekwall suggests that we have here ME  carald , 'cask', recorded in Patience, v. 159, from ON  *karald (cf. ON kerald ), Swed. dial. karale , though it is difficult to say why the place should have been so named—unless the Devil's Beef Tub (Dumf) be a parallel.