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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Grinton

Historical Forms

  • Gunnersete 1301 LS
  • Gonersete R2 RichReg
  • Gonnerside 1655 Grinton


'Gunnar's pasture' v . sætr. The first element is ON  Gunnarr .