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.

Gisburn Forest

Major Settlement in the Parish of Gisburn

Historical Forms

  • foresta de Giseburn, foresta de Gyseburn c.1150–1269 Sawl7
  • forrest of Gisbourne, Forrest of Gysborne 1560 NCWills 1626 PRBlt
  • Forest 1568,1620 PRGis
  • Gisburne Forrest 1585 WillY


v. Gisburn 164supra , forest .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site