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.

Gilberries

Early-attested site in the Parish of Rushbury

Historical Forms

  • Gulbury 1318–19 Eyton
  • Gilbury 1663 PR(H)
  • Gilberries 1833 OS
  • The Gilberrys 1841–6 TA

Etymology

Gilberries (SO 515937) is Gulbury 1318–19 Eyton, Gilbury 1663 PR(H) 8, Gilberries 1833 OS, The Gilberrys 1841–6TA : Guilbury Poole is mentioned c.1716SRO 4572 /6 /2 /56 . Apparently a compound with byrig in the sense 'manor house'. The first element is obscure. The 'gold' words are not likely as the -d - in these would persist into the 14th cent.