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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Seascale

Historical Forms

  • Seseales c.1165 Weth 1497 Ipm
  • Lesesehalis c.1210 StB
  • Seseale 1278 Ass
  • Seaskaill 1576 CW(OS)viii


This is correctly explained by Denton (21) who speaks, of “Seaskall Hall…which is so called of this word Skale, drawn from the latin Scalinga ad mare a Scale or Skeele, for cattle and sheepcot at ye sea.”v. , skáli .

Places in the same Parish