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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.

Kirkstone Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Windermere

Historical Forms

  • Kirkstone 1408 Pat
  • Kirkston fell 1684 Ambls 1777 M


, 'head of Kirkstone ' 1408 Pat, Kirkston fell 1684 Ambls 84,1777 M , named from Kirk Stone in Patterdale (ii, 223infra ) , v. fjall ' hill ' ; this pass through the mountains carries the Windermere - Penrith road .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name