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.

Gatherley Moor

Early-attested site in the Parish of Gilling

Historical Forms

  • Gaiterlac 13 Easby
  • Gatirlemore 1512 Sanct
  • Gayterley 1536 YChant


The first element may be OE  gāte -treow , 'gaiter-tree, wild dogwood,' with partial Scandinavianising by substitution of ON  geit for OE  gāt . The second is leah. Cf. Gatherick (PN NbDu 93).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement