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 Whinfell

Historical Forms

  • Rogerscales 1260 Rental 1292 Ass
  • Rogerscale 1293 MinAcct
  • Rogerskell 1597 CW(OS)xii


'Roger 's shieling,' v. skáli . This must be a post-Conquest compound, and shows that local names could be formed from skáli in the 12th century or later.

Places in the same Parish