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.

Skiddaw Forest

Early-attested site in the Parish of Skiddaw

Historical Forms

  • forest of Skithoc 1230 Scotland
  • foresta sue chacea de Skydhowe 1519 FF
  • forest de Skydow 1570 ExchKR
  • forest de Skethoo 1541 MinAcct


Skiddaw Man (6″) is “a blue slate stone, about a man's height, which they call Skidaw man ” (NB ii, 87).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement