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.

Pain Slack

Early-attested site in the Parish of Huggate

Historical Forms

  • Paineslac 1200–20 YCh1264
  • Painslack 1828 Langd


Pain Slack is Paineslac 1200–20 YCh 1264, Painslack 1828 Langd. 'Pain 's hollow,' from the pers. name Pain (v. Painsthorpe supra 131) and slakki , here used of a small valley.

Places in the same Parish