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.

Sowerby under Cotcliffe

Major Settlement in the Parish of Kirby Sigston

Historical Forms

  • Sourebi, Soureby 1086 DB 1088 LVD51
  • Saurebi 1240–50 Bodla.i.58
  • Suleby sub Koteclyf 1285 KI

Etymology

v. saurr , by , Sowerby and Cotcliffe 128, 205supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement