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 Gisburn

Historical Forms

  • Mussegile 1189–1215 Puds
  • Musegile Ric1,c.1240 ib
  • Mousegilebanke Ed1 ib
  • Mousgill 1342 ib
  • Mousegill meadow 1848 TA


Mousegill (lost), Mussegile 1189–1215 Puds, Musegile Ric 1, c. 1240 ib, Mousegilebanke Ed 1 ib, Mousgill 1342 ib, Mousegill meadow 1848TA . 'Músi's ravine', from the ON  pers.n. Músi and gil . It is of course formally possible for the first el. to be mūs 'mouse', hence 'mouse-infested ravine'.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site