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.

Three Shire Stone

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ulpha

Historical Forms

  • Shirestones upon Wrenose 1576 S
  • the Shire Stones upon the mountain Wrynose at the head of Dudden where it first meeteth with the county of Westmorland 1610 Denton


This marks the place where Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire meet.