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.

Whelp Stone Crag

Early-attested site in the Parish of Gisburn

Historical Forms

  • Welp(e)stanes, Hwelpestanes 1189,1195–9 Sawl7,28,170
  • Whelpston hill 1695 M
  • Whelpstones 1769 PRGis


Whelp Stone Crag, Welp (e )stanes , Hwelpestanes 1189, 1195–9Sawl 7, 28, 170, Whelpston hill 1695 M, Whelpstones 1769 PRGis. 'Cub stones', v. hwelp 'whelp, cub', stān . For the type of p.n. cf. Deer Stones iii, 147supra .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site