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.

Flashinge Dykes

Early-attested site in the Parish of Egremont

Historical Forms

  • Flashinge Dykes 1578 Cocker


Cf. Flessyngholm 1338 Cl, probably from ON  poetical fles , 'green spot among bare fells,' with eng added as the original word became obsolete.