Early-attested site in the Parish of Great Ayton
- Lonesdale 1263 Guis
- Lonsdayll, Lounesdaill 1285 KI 16th
- Lounesdale 1539 Dugdvi.275
v. dæl . The first element of this place-name is probably a pers. name and is possibly identical with the first element of Londesbrough (YER), Lodenesburg 1086 DB, Lones -, Lonnes -, Lounesburgh KF, Vill, from the ODan pers. name Lothaen (Nielsen), which appears in OE as Lothan (on the dial-stone of Edstone Church, v. Collingwood, Anglian and Anglo -Danish Sculpture in the North Riding , 329) and as Lothen , the name of a Danish commander (ASC, MS E, s.a. 1046).