Eggerslack Terrace black plaque in Grange-over-Sands
The name "Eggerslack" comes from the Norse words "Egger" meaning "bore" and "slack" meaning "height of". Scandinavian settlers came to this area in the 9th and 10th centuries but evidence of mankind has been found a short distance away in the form of flint and bone which dates back 15,000 years. Before railways opened fast tides used to sweep up Windermere Road so Slack Cottage, the first dwelling established here, was built at the highest sea water line. Some of Grange's oldest houses erected on this terrace belonged to local fishermen. The Walker family owned a busy smithy nearby at a time when country roads quickly wore down horseshoes.