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.

Cast Rigg

Early-attested site in the Parish of Underskiddaw

Historical Forms

  • Castrig' 1279 Ass
  • Castaryg 1563 PR(Crosth)
  • Castaryk 1564 ib
  • Castrigge fell 1601 Derwent
  • the Howe of Casterigge 1574 ElizKes


v. hrycg . The first element may be Old Anglian cæster , though there is no trace of Roman or other ancient earth- works.