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.


Other OS name in the Parish of Windermere

Historical Forms

  • Watterhead 1597 Ambls
  • (ye) Waterhead 1604 Ct 1714 Ambls


, Watterhead 1597 Ambls 82,(ye ) Waterhead 1604Ct 111, 1714 Ambls 83 , v. wæter , hēafod , denoting the head of the lake of Windermere .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name