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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Cumwhitton

Historical Forms

  • Ormesby c.1210 Weth c.1241 1533 Naworth
  • Hormesby c.1230 Weth
  • Hornesby c.1241 Weth
  • Hornesbye 1589 ExchKR
  • Hornebyfeildheade 1589 ExchKR


'Orm 's .' Cf. Ormesby (PN NRY 157) and Ormesby infra 306.