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.

Wind Gap

Other OS name in the Parish of Ennerdale and Kinniside

Historical Forms

  • le Windʒate 1322 Cl


( 6 ″ ) is le Windʒate 1322 Cl . Cf. le Wyndeyaterigg 1338 ib . ' Pass through which the windsweeps . ' The early forms are from OE  windgeat , recorded in BCS 1066 and found also in Winnats (Db) .