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.


Parish in the County of North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Forms

  • Mashamshire, Mashamshyre 1142–96 Dugdv.596 1327 Banco
  • Massamshire c.1150 Dugdv.572 e.14 RichReg
  • Massamsir' 1224–30 Fees
  • Masshamshire 1468 Fount


This district is conterminous with Masham parish.

Major Settlements