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.

Oak Dale

Early-attested site in the Parish of Osmotherley

Historical Forms

  • Aikedale 1208 FF
  • Hayckedale 1234 Riev
  • Eykedal 1339 Pat


'Oak valley' v. eik , dalr . The modern spelling shows substitution of the modern English oak for ON  eik , just as the local pronunciation shows dialectal [jæk] for OE  āc .

Places in the same Parish