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.

Little Givendale

Early-attested site in the Parish of Great Givendale

Historical Forms

  • Geuedale 1086 DB
  • Estgeveldale 1296 YI 1349 Ipm
  • Estgevendale 1404 YI
  • parua Geueldale 1342 SR
  • Little Gevydale 1564 FF
  • Little Gevendaile 1565 FF
  • Givendaile 1650 ParlSurv


Little Givendale is Geuedale 1086 DB and after that has forms similar to Great Givendale supra 177. It is Estgeveldale 1296 YI, 1349 Ipm, Estgevendale 1404 YI, parua Geueldale 1342SR , Little Gevydale 1564 FF, Little Gevendaile 1565 FF, Givendaile 1650 ParlSurv. This farm is some distance from Great Givendale on the opposite side of the main valley of Whitekeld Dale and the two places are connected by what appears to be an ancient trackway. Little Givendale may therefore be named from Great Givendale. Otherwise, Givendale must have been the main valley and not the little valley in which Great Givendale stands.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement