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.

Kirkby Moorside

Major Settlement in the Parish of Kirkby Moorside

Historical Forms

  • Chirchebi 1086 DB
  • Kirkebi Moresheved, Kyrkebi Moresheved, Kyrkeby Moresheved c.1170 Riev 1391 Test
  • Kirkebymoreshede 1399 YI
  • Kirkeby Moresyd 1489 Test


'Farm by the church' v. kirkja , by . The termination Moorside means 'head of the moor' v. mor , heafod .