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 Plumbland

Historical Forms

  • Arkelby 1246 LaAss 1292 Ass 1580 Border
  • Arkylby 1350 Netherhall 1361 Hesley 1399 ADvi
  • Arkilby 1366 Ass 1410 ADvi
  • Arcleby 1572 FF
  • Arklebye 1587 ib


The first element is the very common Anglo-Scandinavian name Arnketell , generally reduced, as here, to Arnkell or Arkil (Björkman NP 8). The second element is .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site

Major Settlement