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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Kirkby Moorside

Historical Forms

  • Gedlingesmore 1086 DB
  • Gillingamor late12 Cur46,m.3d
  • Gillingemor' 1231 Ass
  • Gillingmore, Gillyngmore 1195–1200 Guis 1285 KI 1301 1399 YI
  • Gillemore 1282 YI
  • Gillimore 1577 Saxton


'The open expanse of land belonging to the Getlingas .' If this is the folk-name which lies behind Gilling 53supra there may actually be a reference to the same folk. v. mor .