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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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Ormesty 1286,1337 Eyre 1384 Rental 1416 JRC806
  • Ormisty 1286 Eyre


Ormesty (lost, a tenement in Disley), Ormesty 1286, 1337Eyre (p), 1384Rental , 1416JRC 806, Ormisty 1286Eyre , 'Orm's path', from the ON , ODan  pers.n. Ormr and stīg , cf. Hormesestrete 171supra . The same pers.n., and the derived surname Orme , still current in east Ch, appear in Ormes Smithy 145supra , Ormes Moor 325infra , and the lost Ormelegh 53supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name