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 Campsall

Historical Forms

  • del Mose 1416 Brett
  • Moss(e) 1446 Pat 1496 FF 1546 YChant
  • Mosse in Balne 1586 FF
  • Moss(e) alias Moseley 1605 FF 1771 M
  • The Moss 1636 WillY
  • ye Moss 1683 PRDr


v. mos 'swamp, bog', here, as in Moseley infra , referring to the great tract of marsh land between the Aire and the Don. v. Balne 1, 14supra for the affix.