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 Loweswater

Historical Forms

  • Kirkeheued 1279 Ass
  • Kirkeheved 1286 StB


'Church headland.' Loweswater church is about a quarter of a mile to the north-east.