English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Eskdale and Wasdale


No mention of the name has been found before the 19th century (Stential 1837 Surveyors Accounts ), but the name seems to be identical with Strensall (WRY) and Streonæshalch , the original name of Whitby (PN NRY 126). The first element seems to be related to OE  gestrēon , 'profit, gain,' but the sense in which it was used in these compounds is uncertain.