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 Knaresborough

Historical Forms

  • Star Beck 1817 M


Starbeck (for a time a separate township), Star Beck 1817 M, 'sedge brook', v. stǫrr , bekkr ; there is no reason to identify Osbernescahebec in Pannal (119infra ) with Starbeck, as is done by Grainge 53 and YCh 515, as the names are not connected.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name