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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Beverley

Historical Forms

  • Asch 1086 DB
  • Esc 1249 ADiv
  • Esk(e) c.1265 KF 1280 Ass 1522 FF
  • Esk(e) in Holdernesse 1268 FF


'The ashtree' or 'the place overgrown with ashes,' v. æsc , influenced by OScand  eski.