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 St Cuthbert

Historical Forms

  • Ethersyde 1538 MinAcct 1604 DKRxxxviii
  • Eddersyde 1581–97 CW(OS)x
  • Ederside 1605 LRMB
  • Etherside 1721–34 CWiii


This doubtless gets its name from the stream which runs into Black Dub. v. ǣdre, 'watercourse,' and sīde . The dental stop d not infrequently becomes spirant ð before r , as in dial. lether for standard English 'ladder.'