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.

Cairn Head

Other OS name in the Parish of Cumwhitton

Historical Forms

  • head of Carne ib.


is the head of Carne ib. Cf. also lez Crookes de Karne 1601Survey , Croucke de Carne 1610Naworth , Cairncrookes 1613 Naworth , Carne Crooks 1699Boothby ( v. krókr ) . For these names v. Cairn Beck supra .