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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Penistone

Historical Forms

  • Coubelay 1379 PT
  • Cublay, Cubley 1408 Brett 1503 YDvii 1656 WillS
  • Coblay 1451 Brett


Cubley, Coubelay 1379 PT (p), Cublay , Cubley 1408 Brett, 1503 YD vii, 1656 WillS, Coblay 1451 Brett. 'Cubba's clearing' from an OE  pers.n. Cubba , as suggested for Cubbington Wa 169, and lēah. The dial. word cub 'a cattle crib, a cattle stall or shed', first evidenced 1546 (NED), is also possible, but its provenance seems to be rather south midland (EDD).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name