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 Ulpha

Historical Forms

  • Buskall t.Eliz ECP
  • Bouskell 1646 LowtherW


v. boga , skáli , and cf. the same name supra 181.Cf. also Bowesscard (v. skarð ) and Bowesfell (v. fjall , under fell ), both 1242 Furness, on the Birker-Ulpha boundary.