Ingleby, Derbyshire

Ingleby, in the Repton and Gresley Hundred of Derbyshire, takes its name from the Old English ethnonym Engle ‘the Angles, later the English’ and Old Norse by ‘a farmstead, a village’. There is also an Ingleby in Lincolnshire (historically Yorkshire).

This Ingleby is close to the Viking winter camp at Repton, and the site of a unique Viking Age cremation cemetery.

The exact implications of such a name are not yet fully understood and are the subject of ongoing work by Dr Jayne Carroll of the Institute for Name-Studies, University of Nottingham.

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Viking Names


Derbyshire, ethnonym, hybrid name, place-name

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Jayne Carroll, forthcoming.

Kenneth Cameron, The Place-Names of Derbyshire III. English Place-Name Society Volume XXIX (1959), p. 639.