Early-attested site in the Parish of Brigstock
- Maunterley 1480 Ct t.Hy8 LRMB
- Montreley 1651 NthNQii
- Monterley Sale 1805 EnclA
Mounterley Wood is Maunterley 1480Ct , t. Hy 8LRMB , Montreley 1651 NthNQ ii, Monterley Sale 1805EnclA . This is a difficult name, but it may be suggested that it is a compound of ME manteltre and leah (ME ley ), manteltre being a common term for the big wooden beam which forms the lintel of an old open fireplace. Hence, 'wood where mantel-trees are known to have been cut, or where the thickness of the branching timbers suggests mantel-trees .'