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.

Sedbury Park

Early-attested site in the Parish of Gilling

Historical Forms

  • Sadberge 1157 RichReg 13 Easby
  • Satberg 1257 Ch
  • Saddeberge 1285 YI
  • Sadbery 1301 LS 1328 Banco 1406 YI
  • Sedbury 1519 FF


Sedbury should be compared with Sedbergh (YWR) which is from ON  setberg 'seat-hill.' Sedbury like Sadberge (PN NbDu) is probably a parallel formation, with Norw  sate 'a small flat piece of ground on a hill' or even sætr 'shieling,' as in Sedbusk 260supra .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement