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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Uldale

Historical Forms

  • Stakedale in Uluedale 1292 Ass
  • Stokedale 1539 MinAcct
  • Stockdale 1703 NicVisit


The first element may have been ON  stakkr , in the sense 'pillar of rock.' The second is dalr.