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.

Rough Moor Fm (, Kelly)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Brockhall

Historical Forms

  • Roughmyre 1582 FF
  • Roughmire 1618 Recov
  • Rumour 1823 B


Rough Moor Fm (Kelly) is Roughmyre 1582FF , Roughmire 1618Recov , Rumour 1823 B. 'Rough miry spot,' v. ruh , myrr . A late hybrid name.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement