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.

Prior Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Low Ireby

Historical Forms

  • Ysacby c.1275 Scotland
  • Isacby 1292 Ass
  • le Priorhall' 1391 ib
  • Isakeby al. Prior Hall 1540 AOMB
  • Isaacby or Prior Hall 1553 Todd c.1686


'Isaac 's ,' a late -name. v. Introduction. The estate belonged to the cathedral-priory of Carlisle 1535 VE. v. h(e)all.

Places in the same Parish