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.

Shadow Moss

Early-attested site in the Parish of Northenden & Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Shadow Moss 1831 Bry
  • Shaddows Moss 1842 OS
  • Shadoke mosse 1190–1280 (17) Orm2, Earw


Shadow Moss (101–8385), Shadow Moss 1831 Bry, Shaddows Moss 1842 OS, Shadoke mosse 1190–1280 (17) Orm2, Earw, (Orm1 reads Shaders Moss ), cf. Shadow Moss in Hale 334infra (le Shadmosse 1481 ChRR), and Mossbrow and Nansmoss in Pownall 232supra and Moss-Side infra . The p.n. is 'moss, or bog, at a boundary or a boundary- oak', from scēad , āc and mos . Shadow Moss is near the boundary between Macclesfield and Bucklow Hundreds. Cf. Sharston Green infra .