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.

Scawthwaite Close is

Early-attested site in the Parish of High Ireby

Historical Forms

  • Scalethweit 1171–5 CWiii 1333
  • Scallethwayt 1256 FF


The form Scallethwayt , with double l , suggests that this name may be 'Skalli 's þveit,' from the ON nick-name Skalli , rather than skála þveit , 'þveit by the shieling.' Cf. infra 390

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement