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.

Dropping Crag

Early-attested site in the Parish of Nether Wasdale

Historical Forms

  • Le Droppingcrag 1322 Cl


The 1322 form, as printed, appears as Droppingerag , and the manuscript is not clear, but Droppingcrag appears to be the correct reading. The word dropping' may be used here in the sense of 'dripping.' Three other examples of the name are found in south-west Cumberland, but no early forms have been found for them.