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.

Mossbury (Manor)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tempsford

Etymology

This manor takes its name from the grant made in 1332 (Pat) to John Morice, the present name being a corruption of 'Morice's bury' (v. burh ). For the development cf. Mosborough (Db), earlier Moresburh (PN Db).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement