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.

May Moss

Early-attested site in the Parish of Allerston

Historical Forms

  • Mawemose 1335 ForP


v. mos 'a peat bog.' The first element is perhaps the ON  by-name Magi (LindBN), which appears in ME  as Mawe c. 1100 (Danelaw Ch 37) and Maue c. 1245 (Selby Cart. i. 374).