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.

Anserdale Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Lastingham

Historical Forms

  • Hansterdaile 1336 Ch


Dr Lindkvist suggests that the first element may be ON  ǫmstr (amstr ), 'heap (of corn or dung).' The whole name would probably mean deill or dole of land marked by a dung-heap.The h is clearly inorganic and ms has become ns by dissimilation.

Places in the same Parish