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 Moor Monkton

Historical Forms

  • Kynhambek 1396 YDii


Killingbecks, Kynhambek 1396 YD ii, v. bekkr 'stream'. The first el. appears to be an older p.n. Kynham , which may well be a compound of OE  cyne- and hām , denoting 'a royal house or manor'.The modern form has been influenced by such YW p.ns. as Killingbeck 121supra or Killinghall v, 100infra .