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 St Bridget Beckermet

Historical Forms

  • Scalderscogh 1243 FF
  • Skelderischoth 1287 BodlCh
  • Skaldersko 1303 Pat
  • Skeldreskeogh 14th Parker
  • Skalderskough t.Hy8 AOMB
  • Scalderscough 1553 FF


'Skjǫldr 's wood,' v. skógr . The first element is the ON  personal name Skjǫldr (gen. Skjaldar ). The whole name is identical with Skelderskew (PN NRY 149).