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.

Kirby Moor

Early-attested site in the Parish of Brampton

Historical Forms

  • Kirkbymoare 1603 Gilsland
  • Kerkby-Moor 1704 NicVisit
  • Kirkby 1332 SR


The name is perhaps to be associated with Sireda de Kirkby (1332 SR) and, if so, the name is probably manorial.