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.

Ashmoor Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kempsey

Historical Forms

  • East mor 972 BCS1282 c.1050
  • Astmore c.1830 O


This is the 'eastern' marsh-land in contrast to Normoor Common in the same parish. It should be noted however that Ashmoor is to the west of Normoor so that they must have been named from different centres, Ashmoor perhaps from Clifton, Normoor from Kerswell. For Ash cf. Ashbrook (Gl), DBEstbroce .