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.

High and Low Mossthorn

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bellbank

Historical Forms

  • Maspaynen c.1236 Weth
  • Masthorne 1538 LP
  • Maschethorne t.Ed6 LanerA
  • Mashethorne 1552 CW(OS)xiii
  • Masthorn c.1560 LanerA
  • Masthorue 1561 Liddesdale
  • The Masthorn 1576 S
  • Mossethorne 1696 Netherby


The forms are too late for interpretation.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement