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Survey of English Place-Names

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Lord's Island

Early-attested site in the Parish of St John's, Castlerigg and Wythburn

Historical Forms

  • island of Derwentwatre 1230 Scotland
  • insula de Derwentwaf 1344 Cocker
  • ye Ile upon Darwentwater 1485 CWiv
  • Iele 1566 PR(Crosth)
  • Isle of Derwentwater 1571 HMCxxv
  • Lord's Island 1784 West


On this island the Ratcliffes, lords of the manor of Derwentwater, had their manor-house.