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 Torpenhow

Historical Forms

  • Carmalt 1777 Hudleston 1796 Brayton
  • Caer-Mot 1784 West


Cf. Curmault Well , Carmault Well 1742Brayton . The name is recorded too late for certain interpretation, but Sir Ifor Williams suggests Welsh  caermollt , 'fort of the wether'. Carmalt , Kirmalt , infra 455, also late recorded, may have the same origin.

Places in the same Parish