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.


Local district in the County of North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Forms

  • Sualadala 1128–32 BM
  • Svaledale 1155 P
  • Swaledal(e) 1159 P 1200 ChR 1207 OblR 1251 Ch
  • Swaldale c.1180–5 YCh 1401 YI
  • Swawdall 1538 Riev
  • Swawdell 1574 FF


The remaining parishes of this wapentake are in Swaledale.

Parishes in this Local district