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.


Parish in the County of Durham


The parish comprises three townships, Egglescliffe in the north-east, Aislaby in the middle and Newsham including Trafford Hill in the west.The land is tableland rising from the Tees interspersed with a few depressions through which streams descend to the river. The soil is loamy and in 1850 produced crops of wheat, oats, beans and turnips, VCH III 222.

Major Settlements