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.

Carling Stone

Early-attested site in the Parish of Nether Wasdale

Historical Forms

  • Kerlingsik c.1250 StB


Carling Stone (6″). This name may contain ON  kerling , 'old woman.' There is a clear south Cumberland example of this word in the lost Kerlingsik c. 1250 StB, 'old woman's stream,' v. sík (under sīc ), in Bolton in Gosforth supra 397. Carling Knott supra 412 may have the same origin.