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 Walton

Historical Forms

  • the Castle steades 1589 ExchKR
  • Castlesteeds 1599 CWxi
  • Castlesteeds 1606 Ct
  • neere unto Brampton 1618 Naworth
  • in Irthington 1671 Fleming


It includes the site of a camp on the Roman Wall. v. stede . The Romano-British name was Vxellodvnvm (v. Appendix). Cf. Castlesteads (infra 234).