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.

Castle Dike

Early-attested site in the Parish of Barwick in Elmet

Historical Forms

  • Casteldik 1292 MinAcct
  • Castyldyke, Castyldych 1341 Surv


Castle Dike (lost), Casteldik 1292MinAcct , Castyldyke , Castyldych 1341 Surv, 'a burial place (fovea ) called Casteldike ' 1424 Rent, v. castel , dīc , doubtless with reference to some old earthwork not identified; the main earthworks in the township are Hall Tower Hill and Wendel Hill at the north end of the village, and the Ridge on the north-east side of Potterton Beck.