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 Kirkdale

Historical Forms

  • Skipenum c.1150 Riev
  • Sc(h)ipnum, Skipnum c.1160,c.1180 Riev 1259 Ass 1268 Ch 1293 QW 1333 Riev
  • Skiplom(e) 1526,1538 Riev
  • Skiplam 1577 Saxton


'(At) the cowshed' v. scipen with substitution of Scand  sk - for Engl. sh -. The modern form with -lam probably arose under the influence of the neighbouring Beadlam 67infra .

Places in the same Parish