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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Farlam

Historical Forms

  • Carthutelan (sic) c.1200 Laner
  • Carnthelaue c.1230 Laner
  • Carnthelave c.1290 ib
  • Carunthelaue c.1230 Laner
  • Karnuthlawe c.1290 ib
  • Carruttelaw, Karntellau c.1231 Laner
  • Karnothelaw c.1275 Laner
  • Karnnthlawe, Carnthlawe c.1290 ib
  • Carnutley (dyke heade) 1589 ExchKR
  • Carnutelye 1603 Map
  • Caruntelie 1603 Gilsland
  • Carnitley 1669 PR(Laner)
  • Carnetley in Abbey Leonardcost 1688 Naworth
  • Carnetlow 1728 PR(Laner)
  • Carnetlaw 1832 Boothby


The first element is Welsh  carn , 'cairn,' the second is the Old Welsh  personal name Teiliau , modern Welsh  Teilo , familiar as a saint's name in the Welsh Llandeilo. For the order of the elements, v. Introduction.