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 Holme Low

Historical Forms

  • Wytheskeld t.Rici Ch 1307
  • rivul' de Withescalde 1201 ChR
  • riuulus de Wytheskelder 1292 Ass


'Withy spring,' v. wīðig , kelda .