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.

Kelmore Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Distington


to the north in the same parish , with springs close at hand , doubtless a compound of kelda and mōr . The note referred to above under Feather Knott mentions a place - name relating to this district which is hard to decipher , but apparently reads Becynkeld heid . It may be a compound of OE  (a )cn , ' beacon , ' kelda and hēafod .