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

  • Tacthwayte, Thacthwait 1220 StB
  • Thakkethweyt 1279 Ass
  • Thakthwaite 1279 FF
  • Thackwhat 1519 FF


'Clearing where reeds for thatching grow,' v. þak , þveit .