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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Nordberie 1086 DB
  • Northbury 1248 Ipm 1359 Pat
  • Northbur' 1285 Eyre 1363 ChFor
  • Northb' 1354 Eyre
  • Nortbur' 1285,1286 ib
  • Nortbury 1363 ChFor
  • Norburi H2 Orm2 17
  • Norbury 1354,1370 Eyre 1435 Chol 1503 Plea
  • Norburie 1676 Earw
  • Norberie e13 Orm2 1577 Dow
  • Norbery e13 Earw 1492 Dow
  • Norberi c.1240 ChRR 1619
  • Norbere 1311 Eyre
  • Norbir' e14 Chol


'At the north manor-house or stronghold', v. norð , burh (dat.sg. byr(i)g). The archæological significance is not known, nor do we know whether this place was 'north' in relation to some particular place or from its location in the north part of the hundred. It was at the north-western extremity of the Forest of Macclesfield.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name