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.

Scalegill Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Egremont

Historical Forms

  • Scalgaill 1321 Ipm
  • Scalegilen 1338 Cl
  • Scalgill, Skalegille 1363 Ipm
  • Skalegyll p.1500 StB
  • Skellgill 1578 Cocker
  • Skaylgill nigh St. Bees 1656 Jackson


If the first form is correct, this may, like Skelgill supra 371, be a compound of skáli and geil . If the first form is not correct, the second element is gil .