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.

Mount Grace

Early-attested site in the Parish of Osmotherley

Historical Forms

  • Bordlebi, Bordelbia 1086 DB
  • Bordelesby 13 Riev
  • Bordelby 1243 Fees 1303 YI 1310 Ch 1405 Riev
  • Bordilbi 1297 YI
  • Borthelby 1301 LS 1323 YD 1366 BM
  • Brodeby 1508 Guis
  • Bordelbrunn(e) 1227 Baildon, Guis
  • Monte Grace 1413,1467 Test
  • Mountgrace, Monte(m) Graciae 1414,1430 Test


'Bordel's farm' v. by . The name Bordel is probably OE in origin; cf. the lost Y stream-name Bordelbrunn (e )1227 Baildon, Guis. It is a diminutive of the OE  pers. name Borda (Redin 73).Cf. further Bordesley (PN Wo 365).

The name is of French origin and refers to the priory which was set up at Bordelby (v. VCH ii. 28).

Places in the same Parish