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Survey of English Place-Names

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Scales Gill, Scales Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Weston

Historical Forms

  • Scales c.1296 YDiv 1379 PT 1690 PRWst
  • Skales c.1530 Star
  • Skayllis 1557 WillY
  • Scailes 1591 1623 YDiv


Scales Gill, Scales Ho, Scales c. 1296 YD iv, 1379 PT (p)et freq to 1690 PRWst, Skales c. 1530 Star, Skayllis 1557 WillY, Scailes 1591 ib, 1623 YD iv. v. skáli 'a shelter, a shieling'. On the form cf. Phonol. § 9.