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.

White Esk

Other OS name in the Parish of Ennerdale and Kinniside


( 6 ″ ) is the name of a hill immediately north of the head waters of the Calder . It gave rise to the stream - name White Eskebekk 1578Cocker . Cf. le Whiteskford 1338 Cl . The hill - name presumably arose from a white ash tree . v. eski .