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.

The Mote

Early-attested site in the Parish of Brampton


Cf. the Motefoote 1603 Gilsland. The word, which represents the Late Latin mota , denotes the motte or mound of the medieval castle of Brampton. Cf. Liddel Strength infra 100.