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.

Glass Moor

Early-attested site in the Parish of Whittlesey

Historical Forms

  • Glosmor 1397–9 Ct
  • Glasse Moor 1560 Fenlandiv 1773


Glass Moor is Glosmor 1397–9Ct , Glasse Moor 1560 (1773) Fenland iv. Cf. Northglostesende 1277Ely , Gloskelake 14thThorney , Glos(se)lake 1574SewersC . The forms are too late and conflicting for any satisfactory suggestion as to the etymology of this name. v. lacu , mōr .