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 West Tanfield

Historical Forms

  • Thorn(e)bergh 1198 Fount 1399 YI
  • Thorn(e)bargh 1536 YChant 1541 FF
  • Thornbrough 1654 Pickhill


'Thorn hill' v. þorn , berg .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement