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 Uldale

Historical Forms

  • Alcotewraye 1540 MinAcct
  • Alkatre 1580 Border
  • Ancautre 1576 S
  • Ancautree Moor 1750 Pococke
  • Awhatree 1777 NB


The final element is (v). The first part of the name seems to be OE  (e)aldcot(e), 'old cottage.'