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Survey of English Place-Names

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Simon Kell

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ennerdale and Kinniside

Historical Forms

  • Simonkeld(e) 1279 Ass
  • Simundekelde 1292 ib
  • Semonkell, Semenkell 1578 Cocker


'The spring (v. kelda ) of Sigemund (OE ) or, more probably, of Sigmundr (ON).'