English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Askerton

Historical Forms

  • Galnbery (sic) 1250 Laner
  • Galeberghfeld 1370 Ipm
  • Gallerbury 1822 Boothby
  • Gallowbury 1828 ib


'Gallows hill,' v. be(o)rg. There seems to be a parallel to this name in Gallaberry in Annan (PN Dumf 2).