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.

Brunshaw Moss (field)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Holme St Cuthbert

Historical Forms

  • Brunselmire 1292 Ass


This may originally have been a compound of ON  brúnn, sel, and mýrr , 'brown booth marsh.' The second element has been lost, and the first, which had become unintelligible, replaced by 'burnt.'