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.

Carrock Fell

Early-attested site in the Parish of Mosedale

Historical Forms

  • Carroc 1208 FF
  • Carrok 1261 Ipm
  • verticem de Carrock 1568 LRMB
  • the mountain Carrak, Carrick 1610 Denton
  • Carrock-Fell 1794 H


This is a British hill-name. Cf. OWelsh  carrecc , 'rock,' Welsh  carreg , Co carrec (in place-names such as Tregarrick), identical with Cark in Cartmel (PN La 197) and Carrick (Ayrshire) (PN Scot 127).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement