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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Mossley 1849 TA
  • Moselegh 1357 ChFor


Mossley (lost), Mossley 1849TA , Moselegh 1357ChFor (under Disley 269supra ), Moselegh in villa de Merpull 1358Eyre , Parua Mosley 1503ChFor (under Disley 269supra ), (close called ) Little Moseley 1579Dep , Little Mosseley 1611LRMB 200, 'moss clearing', v. mos , lēah , cf. Middle Wood supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name