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.

Shank Castle

Other OS name in the Parish of Solport


is Shank 1696 , “ the Shank , where are the ruins of an old castle ” 1777 NB . The shank is the narrow strip of land shaped like a shank between the Lyne and the Rae Burn .