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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Thrybergh

Historical Forms

  • Triberg(e), Tryberg(e), Triberga 1086 DB 1166–94 YChvi 1170–82,1180–96 1010,1194 Pont c.1230 YChviii 1243 Fees 1303 KF
  • Tribergh 1260 Ch 1303 Aid
  • Thriberg(h), Thryberg(h) 1297 LS 14 Sawl193d 1342 FF 1405 YI 1822 Langd
  • Thryber 1476 Pat 1564 Visit
  • Thrybargh(e) 1528,1531,1543 Testiv,vi
  • Trebergh 1316 Vill
  • Thriebergh' 1379 PT


'Three hills', v. prēo (þrī masc.), beorg . Thrybergh stands in a depression between three hills. McClure 109 has suggested from its name that the Roman Trimontium (occurring next to Eburocaslum or York in the Ravenna geographer and also meaning 'three hills') might be identical with Thrybergh, which is on the main road from Doncaster to Rotherham and Templeborough; there is no other supporting evidence.