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 Hensingham

Historical Forms

  • Lynthwayt 1338 Cl 1359 Pat
  • Lynthwaite p.1500 StB


'Flax clearing,' v. līn , þveit , and cf. supra 359.