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.

Scoathow

Field in the Parish of St John's, Castlerigg and Wythburn

Historical Forms

  • Scoathow 1787 ClarkeM
  • Skawhowe 1565 ClarkeM
  • Skaldhowe 1566 ClarkeM
  • Skothowe t.Eliz ChancP

Etymology

Scoathow(Skawhowe 1565 ib., Skaldhowe 1566 ib., Skothowe t. Eliz ChancP. It is possible thatthe first element here may be ON  skáld,'poet,' or alternatively scalled,'scurvy.' The second is haugr)