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.

Twizles Foot

Early-attested site in the Parish of Gisburn

Historical Forms

  • le Tuysells, le Tuyselfot Ed1 Puds
  • le Twisles 1280–90 ib
  • le Langtwyseles 1300 ib
  • Twisles 1644 PRGis
  • Twizles Foot 1848 TA
  • Twizals Bridge 1771 M


Twizles Foot (lost), le Tuysells , le Tuyselfot Ed 1 Puds, le Twisles 1280–90 ib, le Langtwyseles 1300 ib, Twisles 1644 PRGis, Twizles Foot 1848TA . v. twisla 'the fork of a river'. Twizals Bridge (1771 M) shows that this is the confluence of Ings Beck and Swanside Beck.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site